gray whales http://kalw.org en Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-wednesday-march-21-2012 <p>The personal trials and political tribulations of San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are getting plenty of attention at present, but county jails are in the news for another reason. <a href="http://informant.kalwnews.org/2012/03/california-to-dish-out-602-million-for-jail-construction/">California prison realignment</a> is shifting inmates from state to county facilities, which are receiving $1.2 billion to help with the transition. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:38:15 +0000 Steven Short 7866 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Wednesday, March 21, 2012