Alisha Murdock knew that she would be responsible for picking up her mother from jail on her release date. But when her mom was discharged from the Placer County Jail in Auburn, California two months ahead of schedule, Murdock, who lives over 100 miles away in Richmond, couldn’t get to her right away.
Murdock, 21, says her mother was released after dark, late in the evening. “She didn’t have anywhere to go. She didn’t have any of her belongings,” she says. Buses in Auburn were no longer running at that time of night, and her mother wasn’t familiar with the area.