Eggman targets parole violators

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers in the Assembly Safety Committee are considering a bill today that would send high-risk parolees back to state prisons instead of overcrowded county jails when they violate parole.

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, co-authored the proposed amendment to the realignment law, that would give judges the discretion to return parole violators to prison for up to one year, rather than the current 180-day maximum jail stay.

"A return to state prison has to be an option," Eggman said Monday at a news conference in the Capitol, pressing on a need to address the problem of parolees revolving in and out of county jails.