The Fresno County Board of Supervisors is sending a message to Sacramento to event the playing field.
The reason behind the move is the sheriff and chief probation officer say the state money to deal with realignment prisoners does not cover their costs.
Fresno County gets less than the Bay Area and Southern California and local leaders what that changed.
For the last 14 months, Fresno and other counties have taken convicted criminals who would have done time in state prison.
The prison realignment was designed to reduce the number of inmates in state prison, but Fresno County leaders say it's put an unfair burden because we're getting more inmates, but less money.
Chief Probation Officer Linda Penner said, "When you look at the number of individuals who came into Fresno County, they were much higher than projections, then it's really doubly painful to be funded inappropriately."
The state gives county money for the inmates, but counties in the Central Valley, including Fresno, are getting fewer dollars per inmate than other areas.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said, "Some Bay Area counties got almost $40,000 per inmate. Fresno County is getting just over 12, so it's not a level playing field."
The counties that got more money spent more money on treatment programs for inmates and less on putting them in jail.
Supervisors agreed with Mims and Penner that the money should follow the offender, not determined by how it's spent.
Fresno County Supervisor Phil Larson said, "The Bay Area and Southern California really don't care about the Central Valley and they've cooked the numbers so it looks bad for us. So therefore we get less money. That's my personal feeling and I'll tell that straight to the governor if he wants to ask me."
CBS47 called Governor Brown's office for a response and they said they had not received the letter from Fresno County and had no comment. They also told us to call the Department of Corrections.