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The Chronicle of Social Change highlights a new CJCJ study on conditions at California's state youth correctional facilties.
CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.
A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.
Despite the lowest crime rate in decades, and recent and potential reductions in the prison population, Brown continues to up prison spending and expand capacity.
On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed FY 2014-15 Budget for California. CJCJ applauds the Governor’s willingness to adopt some of the systemic changes necessary for not only meeting the court-ordered prison population cap, but also improving public safety outcomes for all Californians. Yet, we are concerned by a failure to support long-term systemic reforms for improving our criminal justice system and the near absence of juvenile justice policy in his budget.
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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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