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Sentence Enhancements: Next Target of Corrections Reform? 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. Read More
Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes Corrections reforms in California have not resulted in a broad surge in crime. But the statewide numbers mask substantial differences across counties. Read More
Video: Reforms Challenge County Probation Departments Changes in criminal justice policy have significantly altered the role of probation in California and have put considerable demands on counties. Read More
Proposition 57’s Impact on Prisons 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. Read More
Grants Awarded to Combat Recidivism 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. Read More

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