In California, the number of people in jail and prisons is staggering.
Many of those people are still awaiting trial and sentencing.
In Contra Costa County, alone, 85% of the jail population is unsentenced. The counties face a lot of overcrowding thanks to the governor’s realignment plan and having a high recidivism rate doesn’t make things any easier.
There could be more financially smart solutions available to help ease the strain.
Let's look at the infographic on how California counties compare: