Man Facing Felony Kidnapping, Extortion Charges To Ask To Be Released Under Judge's Order To Free OC InmatesA man facing a potential life sentence is set to be the first Orange County inmate to petition to be released on his own recognizance following a judge’s order to reduce the county's jail population by half.
'The Public Should Be In A Panic': Orange County Jail Population Ordered To Be Cut In HalfA judge has ordered the Orange County jail population to be cut in half so that inmates can properly social distance and abide by coronavirus safety protocols.
Judge Orders OC Sheriff To Reduce Jail Population By 50% Due To PandemicThe Orange County Superior Court Friday ordered Sheriff Don Barnes to reduce jail populations by 50% in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Newsom, OC Sheriff Clash Over Face Covering EnforcementSupervisor Lisa Bartlett said she has a meeting scheduled with Sheriff Don Barnes and said that Gov. Gavin Newsom was sending in strike teams to help with enforcement.
OC Sheriff Blames Sanctuary State Law For Increase In Repeat Crimes By Undocumented ImmigrantsSince California became a sanctuary state in 2017, the number of inmates with immigration detainers being arrested again after being released from jail has jumped, according to a new report from Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes.