Audit Says Jail Releases Jumped 37 Percent After RealignmentA new audit says county jails increased the number of inmates they released by 37 percent statewide during the first three years after California began sending lower-level offenders to local lockups instead of state prisons.
Counties Tell Brown They Need Money For Realignment LawGov. Jerry Brown has quietly visited 10 California counties this year to see how they are faring under his three-year-old realignment law, which dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
Report: Inmate Violence Spikes At LA County JailsViolence among inmates at jails in Los Angeles County and across California has soared since the start of a statewide prison alignment plan, according to a new report.
Questions Of Parolee Supervision Persist In State's Prison Realignment ProgramLos Angeles police are helping oversee paroled felons released under the state's controversial prison realignment program, without the supervision of the state's parole department.
Calif. Inmates Transferred To Firefighting Camps Under Realignment PlanNearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.
Calif. Counties Seek To Reduce Re-Offense RateCalifornia's 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision.
Bill Aimed At Mandatory Felony For Parolees Who Cut Off GPS BraceletA Southland lawmaker said Monday new data supports his efforts in Sacramento to crack down on parolees who remove GPS-ankle bracelets.
La Puente Mayor Blames Prison Realignment For Surge In Violent Crime Mayor John Solis says a federal mandate to cut the inmate population in California prisons is to blame for a sharp jump in crimes in La Puente.
Astros To Join Angels In AL West?As Major League Baseball continues to discuss possible realignment, one idea that has come up is going to a league with 15 teams per league, reports ESPN's Buster Olney.