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Sheriff Donny Youngblood discusses homelessness initiative

Sit-down with Sheriff Donny Youngblood
Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 14:47:42-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood sat down with 23ABC to discuss the status of the latest homelessness initiative, which includes jailing individuals for up to a year at Lerdo Detention Facility when they commit certain drug offenses, property crimes or theft.

Sheriff Youngblood said this effort is not about jailing the homeless, but rather enforcing already-existing laws and punishing repeat offenders.