Contact Carrie Braun, Public Information Manager, W: 714-647-7042, C:714-904-7042
SB 54 prompts Sheriff’s Department to publicly post inmate release dates
SANTA ANA, Ca. (Mar. 26, 2018) – Beginning today, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will make publicly available inmate release dates through the existing “Who’s in Jail” online database. This action will enhance communication between the Sheriff’s Department and our law enforcement partners to remove dangerous offenders from our community.
Senate Bill 54, which took effect on January 1, 2018, placed restrictions on collaboration between local custody operations and federal law enforcement authorities. The legislation specifically prohibited local law enforcement’s communication with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the release of certain undocumented offenders. This provision of the law increases the likelihood of dangerous offenders being released back into the community. The law, however, does not limit information that is available to the public. Continue reading