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Do Local Realignment Policies Affect Recidivism in California?
Mia Bird and Ryken Grattet

August 2014

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In the aftermath of California’s corrections realignment, recidivism patterns did not change dramatically among offenders released from state prison to county supervision. But early evidence suggests that offenders did better if they were released to counties that emphasized reentry services rather than traditional law enforcement.