FROM Robert Green
LA County Readies for Prison Inmates LA County Supervisors today took up a plan to put the beleaguered Probation Department in charge of state prisoners, parolees and those newly accused of non-serious nonviolent, non-sex-related offenses. They'll become the County's problem under a new state law to reduce overcrowding in state prisons. The law goes into effect in October. Robert Green, editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times , was at the hearing today. Susan Burton is founder and director of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, a nonprofit in South LA that works with formerly incarcerated women and girls.
Concern deepens amid Trump's controversies President Trump delivered today's commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. As he praised the accomplishments of the graduates, he listed some of his own… and made reference to reports that he leaked intelligence to the Russians and tried to shut down an FBI Investigation into his associates.
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