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Report: Releasing undocumented immigrants could help relieve Calif.'s jail overcrowding
A new report from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice suggests California jails could alleviate overcrowding by refusing to detain non-criminals accused of immigration violations.
CJCJ's NoVA case manager, José Luis Gómez, participates in an interview with Radio Bilingüe in which he emphasizes that Realignment is not just about reducing the overall prison…
Brown’s revised budget discriminates against the mentally ill
Brown's budget revives a killed bill that requires state parole, rather than community supervision, for certain people who have suffered from mental illness.
REALIGNMENT: Is it to blame for more crime?
Riverside County struggling with overcrowded jails and an uptick in violent crime, chronic unemployment cited as a factor.
Realignment in Los Angeles County
A closer examination of LA county's unique realignment trends.
Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.
By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.
Up Front
Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discusses Realignment's impact on county-by-county disparities.
CJCJ Newsletter - Latest on AB 109 and juvenile justice reform
CJCJ forges ahead with reform efforts in 2013
Beyond Realignment: Counties’ large disparities in imprisonment underlie ongoing prison crisis
California’s crises of prison overcrowding, unsustainable costs, and court-ordered population reductions are perpetuated by the disparate implementation of Realignment.
NEW REPORT: counties’ large disparities in imprisonment underlie ongoing prison crisis
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CJCJ report analyzes new data from the last quarter of 2012. Finds county disparities contribute to prison crisis and impact all CA taxpayers.
Officials find no easy conclusions in prison realignment review
Nearly 18 months after the state's prison realignment law took effect, Merced officials agree the jury is still out on whether it meets its intended goals.
Merced sheriff unveils vision for AB 109 locally with new Trident Center
Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin on Thursday unveiled a new one-stop shop to provide various services to county jail inmates released under the guidelines established by Assembly Bill 109, the…
Overall crime down in Merced County's unincorporated areas
Overall crime in the county's unincorporated areas went down more than 5 percent in 2012, according to data released by the Merced County Sheriff's Department this month.
Daniel Macallair presenting at the California Correctional Crisis 2013
On March 21-22, 2013, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the UC Hastings Criminal Justice Institute, and the California Correctional Crisis Blog will present a symposium adrressing…
Monterey County works to track data on realignment, crime rate
Now, despite the somewhat quixotic nature of the quest, Monterey County officials are working to come up with a more fact-based view of local crime and whether state prisoner realignment plays any…
Realignment's effect should be revealed
Gov. Jerry Brown's "realignment" of the state's penal system is a year old and he claims it's been so successful in reducing prison overcrowding that federal judges should butt out, even though it…
Merced Police Department takes steps to deal with spike in crime
Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin acknowledges more inmates are released early in the wake of AB-109, but he points to a new report from the center on juvenile and criminal justice. It says FBI…
California’s Urban Crime Increase in 2012: Is “Realignment” to Blame?
This publication analyzes whether Realignment — in this case, the 46,000 offenders diverted to local management — contributed to increase in urban offenses in the first half of 2012.
Groups disagree if California crime rise related to prison plan
Public policy groups are seizing on new statistics from the FBI to claim California's prison realignment plan is causing "significant increases" in crime, even as others say the numbers show no…
NEW REPORT: Recent urban crime increases are not linked to realignment
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Analyzing newly released FBI data - the first full crime figures published since Realignment - CJCJ found no correlation between Realignment and crime trends.
A Prosecutor's Innovative Response to Realignment
Over one year into Realignment, local justice stakeholders across the state remain challenged by the responsibility of serving an increased number of offenders.  Some jurisdictions approach this new…
Chino prison inmate population seeing a 40-percent decline
Chino prison inmate population seeing a 40-percent decline Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, December 26, 2012
Prison realignment shows slow progress
Prison realignment shows slow progress 23ABC News, December 13, 2012
Prison 'Realignment' Program Stalling Out?
Prison 'Realignment' Program Stalling Out? The California Report, December 14, 2012
One Year into Realignment: Progress Stalls, Stronger Incentives Needed
One Year into Realignment: Progress Stalls, Stronger Incentives Needed

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