Taxpayers Pay Millions to Supervise Sexual Predator for Two Years After Prison Release


It cost taxpayers dearly to supervise James Lamb, an admitted child molester, during his two years after being released from prison. According to the Monterey County Herald, state records showed his upkeep had cost the state $556,000 as of May 2011, plus $1.1 million in annual combined salaries of Liberty Healthcare officials who monitored Mr. Lamb. Monterey County Judge Adrienne Grover sent Mr. Lamb back to the Coalinga State Hospital on March 26, ruling he was a danger to the community. (Source: Monterey County Herald, March 27.)

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