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July 22, 2013

Turlock Now: City gets a share of realignment funds

Turlock gets an $86,000 share of prison realignment funds.

Turlock will get almost $86,000 back from state realignment funds.

The money is a result of Assembly Bill 109, the state’s much-debated effort to reduce its prison population sending inmates convicted of lesser crimes back to county jails.

Turlock will receive approximately 17 percent of the some $507,000 allocated to Stanislaus County. The Police Department plans to use it primarily to purchase crime analysis software and fund overtime for officers.

The money will supplement the some $370,000 the City Council added to the General Fund Budget earlier this year to pay for more overtime, which brought the deficit spending for this fiscal year to $1.4 million. Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson said that money will pay for overtime for three fire fighters and four police officer positions. 

 

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