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Alameda County realignment plan 'ambitious' but moving in the right direction
Alameda County realignment plan 'ambitious' but moving in the right direction Oakland Tribune, December 11, 2011
Counties dilemma: how to use funds for inmates
Counties dilemma: how to use funds for inmates San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 2011
Myths vs. Facts -- Clearing up the realignment debate
As counties start preparing for the impact of criminal justice realignment (AB 109), it is important to clarify some common misconceptions about what will actually happen on October 1, 2011.  Governor Brown's realignment plan is directly tied to the May 23, 2011 Supreme Court decision to reduce prison-overcrowding, as it focuses on the same population of non-violent, non-serious, non-sexual offenders.  Initial reactions to the decision were based in fear and uncertainty.  For example, Justice…

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