Susan Mellen wants a formal declaration of innocence because it would force the state to pay her about $600,000 for her years of incarceration.
A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach criminal justice.
A reentry center in Long Beach is providing a bridge for ex-cons in transitioning from incarceration back into the community.
Riverside County jails are beginning to see the ugly side of California’s prison realignment program.