California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison RealignmentRepublican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown's prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
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.
1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform NeededWith 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.
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.
Prison Realignment Program Could Cost California Inmate Fire CrewsCalifornia’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.
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.
California Corrections Officials Say Realignment Is Going SmoothlyState corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.
California Prison Realignment Plan Takes EffectCalifornia'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.
Santa Clara County Jails Set For More Inmates From StateUnder Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan, tens of thousands of lower-level criminals who otherwise would go to state prisons will instead be sentenced to county jails and rehabilitation programs if they are convicted after that date.
San Mateo County Jail Cuts Visits Ahead Of State Prisoner InfluxThe San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is reducing days for inmate visits at the Redwood City jail by one day a week indefinitely as it readies for a new influx of prisoners.