Sentence Enhancements: Next Target of Corrections Reform? Ryken Grattet September 27 2017 California has many sentence enhancements—such as Three Strikes—which increase the usual punishment for an offense. A bill on the governor’s desk would repeal one of them.
Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin September 25 2017 Corrections reforms in California have not resulted in a broad surge in crime. But the statewide numbers mask substantial differences across counties.
Video: Reforms Challenge County Probation Departments Linda Strean September 18 2017 Changes in criminal justice policy have significantly altered the role of probation in California and have put considerable demands on counties.
Proposition 57’s Impact on Prisons Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom July 24 2017 Proposition 57 is expected to reduce the prison population by more than 2,600 inmates in 2017‒18, with a net cost savings of nearly $40 million.