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Prison Realignment

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Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison Populations

Federal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.

02/10/2014

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California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again

A panel of federal judges has extended California’s deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.

12/11/2013

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California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

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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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1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform Needed

With Monday marking one year since the state’s prison realignment legislation went into effect, the American Civil Liberties Union of California Thursday released an assessment of the realignment process thus far and how voters perceive the state’s criminal justice system.

09/28/2012

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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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Prison Realignment Program Could Cost California Inmate Fire Crews

California’s budget-saving prison realignment program could end up costing the state a third of its firefighting crews if a deal can’t be reached to keep inmates on the fire lines.

08/01/2012

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California Felons Ask For Right To Vote After Prison Realignment

Several organizations that promote voting rights have petitioned the state’s Court of Appeal to give convicted felons who have been placed under regional supervision as part of prison realignment the right to vote.

03/08/2012

California Corrections Officials Say Realignment Is Going Smoothly

State corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.

11/01/2011

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California Prison Realignment Plan Takes Effect

California’s prison realignment plan takes effect Saturday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state’s overcrowded prisons constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

10/01/2011

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