Rural incarceration rates | Court mandated treatment | Mill Fire victims named
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Thursday, Sept. 15.
Shasta County has one of the highest incarceration rates in the state
Many rural counties have incarceration rates that are well above the state average of 310 per 100,000 people. That’s according to data recently released from the nonprofit think tank, Prison Policy Initiative and analyzed by the non-profit news outlet, CalMatters. The data show Shasta County has one of the highest incarceration rates in the state, with 663 imprisoned for every 100,000 people. Read the story from CalMatters.
— Alec Stutson, NSPR
Siskiyou County Sheriff releases names of those killed in the Mill Fire
Cal Fire says the nearly 4,000-acre Mill Fire, burning in Siskiyou County since early September, was fully contained on Tuesday. The fire killed two people, injured three and destroyed more than 100 structures. Wednesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the two civilians who died in the fire. They were Marilyn Hilliard, 73, and Lorenza Glover, 65. Both lived in the city of Weed.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
New legislation allows for judges to order treatment for addiction, mental illness
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday that will allow county judges to order treatment for people suffering from addiction and severe mental illness. Newsom says the program, called CARE Court, is aimed at addressing the state’s homelessness crisis. Read the full story.
— CapRadio Staff
State initiative aims to bring more tourism to native communities
The Visit Native California initiative aims to bring more tourism to museums and cultural centers important to native communities, according to the Associated Press. The initiative is funded by a $1 million federal grant intended, in part, to alleviate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Adia White, NSPR
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