A 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.
Gov. 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.
Violence 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.
Los 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.
Nearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.
California’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.
A Southland lawmaker said Monday new data supports his efforts in Sacramento to crack down on parolees who remove GPS-ankle bracelets.
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.
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.