Fresno County Sheriff responds after Jerry Brown chastises her in voicemail

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Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is responding to a scathing voicemail that Gov. Jerry Brown left her regarding a mailer opposing Proposition 57 on the November ballot. (KFSN)

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is responding to a scathing voicemail that Gov. Jerry Brown left her regarding a mailer opposing Proposition 57 on the November ballot.

"That makes that mailer extremely false and I would even say malicious," Brown said in a voicemail. "So, I hope that if you're lending your names to things you can have some decency and due diligence so they don't convey easily refutable facts. That's the kind of scare tactics that I think are unbecoming of a public official."

Brown was referencing a sports-like trading card featuring a prisoner that the card claims would be released under Prop 57. The measure allows for the early release of inmates who have committed non-violent crimes but doesn't define what is considered "non-violent."

Mims has issued a statement regarding the Governor's message, saying in part:

"I took the measure of reconfirming that the inmate in the mailer is, in fact, eligible for release if the governor's initiative passes. It is troublesome that the Governor is not aware of the details of his own initiative."

Mims is expected in Sacramento Thursday for a State Sheriff's Meeting.
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