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California Prison Realignment

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Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.

12/10/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California’s Costly Prison System

Supporters 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.

09/10/2013

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More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignment

he 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.

03/06/2013

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Contra Costa County Receives Federal Grant To Keep Inmates From Returning

Contra 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.

08/30/2012

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Thousands of Bunk Beds Removed From Overcrowded Prisons

California prison officials took down 20,000 bunk beds that were crammed into prison gyms and day rooms to house inmates in illegally overcrowded prisons.

03/03/2012

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KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Jails & Prisons

Outgoing San Francisco County Sheriff Mike Hennessey looks back at a 32-year career, his accomplishments and the state’s prison realignment program.

01/08/2012

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State Prison Realignment Shifts 11 Thousand Inmates

11,000 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.

01/07/2012

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