LA County Supervisors nix sheriff's proposed parolee management takeover

LOS ANGELES

/*Sheriff Lee Baca*/ argued recently that his deputies can do a better job rehabilitating parolees than the county can.

But the supervisors decided to leave the L.A. County Probation Department handle it.

The state will begin early release of thousands of non-violent offenders this fall.

Governor Jerry Brown has shifted parole responsibilities from the state to local governments to save money.

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