Friday's dramatic escape from OC Jail by three violent criminals is making headlines across the country. Locally, it's the latest black eye for Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who's been on the job for eight years. Her department has been embroiled in a jailhouse informant scandal that's been upending the Orange County District Attorney's office and that saw a judge accuse two of her deputies of perjury. A year ago, the OC Grand Jury noted the lack of good cameras to monitor inmates, a factor that played into the escapee's plans. Will the escape affect Hutchens' reelection chances?
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Orange County Line
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Healing sexual assault through cabaret On a recent Saturday night in Hollywood, a bar was packed with 20 and 30-somethings drinking, talking have having a good time. They were here to see a variety show,… Read More
Without China, who will take our recycling? China’s new recycling policies have upended recycling programs all around the country and here in LA. During the first quarter of 2017, California exported 54,000 tons of mixed plastics. In… Read More