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Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him. Four times in the summer of 2012, authorities let Ysasaga go, refusing two times to even book him. The jail had no room. Ysasaga's attorney, Jerry Lowe, said the parade of convicted offenders being turned away from the jail was common. "It became quite a joke," he said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Jail realignment: In the Aug. 17 Section A, an article and chart about early releases of offenders from local jails said...

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