Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they’re focused on reducing the number of inmates in Los Angeles County who return to prison.
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.
The initiative specifically bolsters programs to keep people like the mentally ill, veterans who suffer from PTSD and people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol from returning prison.
A reentry center in Long Beach is providing a bridge for ex-cons in transitioning from incarceration back into the community.
A new state report shows 67.5 percent of California prison inmates who were paroled in 2005-06 returned to prison within three years.