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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.

For Troubled Youth, Prison-like Settings do more Harm than Good

In the early morning hours of May 11, 2011, while sleeping on his living room sofa, Jeffrey Hall was shot dead from point-blank range. The killer was Hall’s son who had a long history of violence.

Counties begin the daunting task of realignment
As the October 1st deadline edges closer, California's counties have started formulating their plans for how they will manage the new population of at the local level.  Assembly Bill 109 defines the realignment, which was prompted by the May 2011 Supreme Court decision to reduce prison overcrowding in California.  For information on the practical application of AB 109, read Emily Luhrs' blog, Myths vs. Facts -- Clearing up the realignment debate .  The most significant change the bill…

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