Kern County virtual jail: 'We're off on the right track'
Kern County jail officials say their "virtual jail" programs are showing positive results. When state prison changes forced more inmates into county facilities, the county sheriff's department started an electronic monitoring program and sheriff's parole. After state prison realignment in 2011, Kern County started the electronic monitoring. Kessler said they average 430 inmates a day in the program. These are inmates convicted of crimes like drug offenses, petty theft and property crimes.
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