Supervisors discuss possibility of relocating ‘hub jail’ Valley News … the Public Safety Realignment Act. “I’ve been preaching about the need for … instead of parole officers with the California Department of Corrections … READ FULL STORY
GPS Tracking Could Save Space, Money For Jails – News Story – WCYB Tri Cities.
Since realignment took effect Oct. 1, Contra Costa County jails have taken in 420 additional non-violent, non-sexual, non-serious inmates — a staggering 500 percent above state officials’ early projections, according to county Undersheriff Mike Casten. Read more
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 […]
Q&A: Will Chowchilla fight prison conversion? Crosscurrents from KALW News Yesterday, officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation … CDCR, meanwhile, says that under realignment, the female prison …
It’s no surprise that AB109, California’s new inmate transfer bill — or “realignment” — is a contentious issue. Therefore, it was a pleasant surprise when tempers remained relatively calm at a recent conference in Sacramento on this very topic, allowing via Prison Realignment Sparks Lively Debate | Correctional News.
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 […]
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, […]