An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails.
An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
An inmate at the Madera County jail is taken to a housing unit at the facility in 2013. California is poised to sell lease-revenue bonds to finance local jails. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.