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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…



Sheriff in the shadows

Sacramento County has lacked an inspector general for eight months—and that won’t change any time soon Before he was banished for criticizing the fatal Sheriff’s…