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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Orange Affirms Support of Sheriff Barnes

City of Orange Official Information

Orange has joined what is called an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief, which was filed by the City of Newport Beach in support of Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes. Sheriff Barnes has appealed a court order that has mandated an immediate mass reduction of the Orange County inmate population.  This order, intended to address COVID issues within the jail system, calls for an inmate reduction of approximately 50%, and would result in the release of inmates into the community.

 By joining this brief, Orange affirms its support for the Sheriff’s plan for managing the jails, maintaining public safety, and preventing the mass release of inmates into our local communities.


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