Amid Jail Controversies, Orange County Sheriff to Bow Out

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After she was appointed to lead Orange County, Ca.’s troubled Sheriff’s Department in 2008, Sandra Hutchens vowed to be a “change agent” and clean house. Her predecessor, Michael Carona, had been indicted on federal corruption charges, and the agency was tainted by cronyism, sex scandals and allegations of rampant abuse in the county’s jails. Nearly a decade later, facing mounting criticism over her department’s handling of jailhouse informants and the brazen escape by inmates last year . . .

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