4M25JAILCROWDING

MANNY CRISOSTOMO/mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Inmates fill a cell at the old Stanislaus County main jail in Modesto. With the state's shift of prisoners to county lockups, Central Valley counties have had to release less threatening inmates early in some cases. Before realignment, analysts say, the region sent a higher proportion of its criminals to prisons.

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