Orange County Bail Bonds Offers Alternative to California's AB 109 Jail Overcrowding
Under California’s AB 109 responsibility for more than 30,000 state prisoners are being transferred from the state to county jails. Bob Miller, owner of Orange County Bail Bonds, is a participant in the OC Community Corrections Program.
Feb. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Bob Miller, the owner/operator of Orange County Bail Bonds based in Santa Ana, California, is pleased to announce his participation with the Orange County Community Correction Programs (CCP) a committee that includes District Attorney Tony Rackaukas, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the Director of the OC Probation Department, the head of the Public Defender’s office, representatives of Mental Health Department and Presiding Judge Thomas Borris. This committee was formed as part of California State Legislation AB 109, also known as The Prison Realignment Program. This legislation went into effect on October 1, 2011; it establishes new rules and sentencing guidelines for the housing of prisoners, many of who, in the past, have been sentenced to State Prison, but are now being forced on our California County Jails.
Mr. Miller and Sean Cook, Treasurer and President respectively of the Orange County Bail Bond Agents Association (OCBAA) were in attendance for previous CCP meetings and OCBAA has been invited back to participate in offering solutions to many of the problems effecting the county by the implementation of California bill AB 109. The OCBAA hopes to show the committee that Commercial Bail solutions can help alleviate jail overcrowding and, more importantly, are at no cost to taxpayers.
Under California’s new “realignment”
In theory relieving overcrowded state prisons saves the state money, but that does not mean jails will not become overcrowded. Many county jails already face court orders to relieve overcrowding. The influx of additional state inmates with no guarantee of long-term funding to build and support additional capacity will only intensify the problem. Bail can help relieve jail overcrowding. Surety bail preserves constitutional rights, and doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime.
According to Mr. Miller, owner of Orange County Bail Bonds, bail bondsman work with families, friends and loved ones of the inmates to create a “community”
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Orange County Bail Bonds is a family-owned and operated bail bond business, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, with nearly 50 years providing bail bonds services throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego. Nationwide service is available.
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