Category Archives: AB109

GPS Tracking Devices Instead of Jail Time in Over-Crowded System

GPS Tracking Devices Instead of Jail Time in Over-Crowded System Fleet GPS News (press release) With overcrowded jails, soaring incarceration costs and high recidivism rates, city officials in Santa Fe launched a new system that tracks convicted burglars through GPS devices rather than putting them in jail. With the new GPS tracking system, … See […]

Criminal Law Defense: “Realignment” in California’s Criminal Justice System – Alternatives to Custody Part II

By Donna L. Connally* and Petra Fuhriman** (October 13, 2011) California’s “realignment” statutes have changed the way many felony offenders are handled by the criminal courts.The key changes come in the areas of sentencing and post-incarceration (after jail or prison time has been served).Part I of this “realignment” series discussed the primary changes in the […]

Criminal Law Defense: “Realignment” in California’s Criminal Justice System Part I

By Donna L. Connally* (October 3, 2011) Realignment means you may not go to prison, you can still earn “half-time” credits, and you may be supervised for as little as 6 months after release from custody. Part I of this Realignment discussion talks about how the changes to California’s treatment of felony offenders came about, […]