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Buying time

Editor’s note: Budget challenges for Sacramento County go way beyond the calls to defund the Sheriff’s Office The revised 2020-21 budget approved by Sacramento County…

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What do we pay the sheriff for anyway?

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office struggles to clear violent crimes as supervisors hear ‘defund’ message Despite receiving a lion’s share of county revenue, the Sacramento County…


Justice delayed, but not denied

Sacramento authorities announce DNA breaks in separate cold case stabbings Authorities in Sacramento County said last month that they finally learned who fatally stabbed two…



Fearing a pandemic behind bars

Sacramento County’s aging jail system ordered to release more than 400 inmates over coronavirus concerns Gloria Abernathy was panicking that something bad had happened to…


Essay: Supervising the sheriff

New Sacramento County inspector general is only a first step By Patrick Kennedy There is no secret in Sacramento County about the controversy surrounding the…


Editor’s note: Blank check

Sacramento sheriff’s department racks up legal bills while fighting oversight Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones wants to have it both ways: He resists having anyone…


What happened to her mom in jail?

Irma McLaughlin got hurt inside Sacramento’s jail, then died outside of it. The county doesn’t know how often that happens. Heather Qualls dabbed a tissue…