A Contra Costa County supervisor is calling for the state to provide adequate funding for its prisoner realignment program, which he claims is costing the county millions of dollars.
State corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.
California’s correctional system is about to undergo an overhaul that could save money and reduce recidivism but also might lead to thousands of criminals spending significantly less time behind bars or in the parole office.
The large number of state prison inmates expected to inundate San Francisco county jails has city officials scrambling to reduce the number of prisoners it will have to house.
District Attorneys and other law enforcement officials from around the Bay Area got together at Hastings Law School in San Francisco Wednesday to talk “realignment.” They’re worried about two things: money and public safety.