Prison Realignment

Anthony Turner

Former Inmate’s Return To Jail Highlights Limits To Prison Realignment Program

The return to jail of a former inmate once thought to be a success story of California’s prison realignment program is raising questions about the challenges inmates face upon release.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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No Spike In Parolee Arrests Under State’s Prison Realignment Law

A study that tracked California parolees has found no spike in arrests since responsibility for many ex-convicts shifted to local authorities under the state’s prison realignment law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2013

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Some Convicts Getting Out Early With No Monitoring

Part of California’s transformative prison realignment law was intended to give prosecutors and judges sentencing flexibility: Some convicts could receive a combination of custody and supervision, an approach favored by the state, while others could escape probation in exchange for serving longer sentences.


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Report: State Prison Realignment Will Force Officials To Free Thousands Of Inmates

With state prisons realigning their low risk offenders to county jails, the LA Times reports the Los Angeles County Jail will have no vacancies within the next two months.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/11/2011