Stanton City Council Supports Sheriff's Appeal to Court Ruling
On Dec. 11, the Orange County Superior Court ordered Sheriff Barnes to release over 1,000 inmates from County jails (about half of the total inmate population), to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If the order stands, the inmates could be released in January.
Stanton’s City Council strongly supports the Sheriff's plan for mitigating COVID-19 within the jail system, rather than a mass release of inmates risking the safety of our community. “Providing for a safe community is the City Council’s top priority,” Stanton Mayor David Shawver said. “The Council unanimously supports this action.”
See the full press release here: Press Release 12.21.2020