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Kern County jail population on the decline

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Posted at 4:58 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 19:58:20-04
By JONATHAN J. COOPER
Associated Press
 
AP - County jails saw a drop of 11.3 percent, likely due to Proposition 47 sentencing changes for drug and property crimes.
 
Declines in prison population caused some smaller cities to shrink, including Avenal in Kings County, Tehachapi in Kern County, Susanville in Lassen County, Crescent City in Del Norte County and California City in Kern County.
 
Elsewhere, correctional institutions caused unusually large population increases. They include Soledad in Monterey County, McFarland in Kern County and Blythe in Riverside County.
 
   AP-WF-05-02-16 2314GMT