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California Prison Realignment

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison RealignmentAuto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.
Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California's Costly Prison SystemSupporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation's toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and are out of prison.
More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignmenthe number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.
Contra Costa County Receives Federal Grant To Keep Inmates From ReturningContra Costa County has received a $750,000 federal grant to help paroled low-level offenders successfully re-enter the community and avoid returning to jail or prison.
Thousands of Bunk Beds Removed From Overcrowded PrisonsCalifornia prison officials took down 20,000 bunk beds that were crammed into prison gyms and day rooms to house inmates in illegally overcrowded prisons.
KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Jails & PrisonsOutgoing San Francisco County Sheriff Mike Hennessey looks back at a 32-year career, his accomplishments and the state's prison realignment program.
State Prison Realignment Shifts 11 Thousand Inmates11,000 low-level offenders have been shifted from prison to county jails under the state prison realignment program and the governor is looking to cut another $1.1 billion from the prison budget.
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