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Sentence Enhancements: Next Target of Corrections Reform? 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 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 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 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.
Grants Awarded to Combat Recidivism June 15 2017 Under Proposition 47, savings from a decrease in the prison population must go toward services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment. The first grants were just awarded.
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