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Pretrial Risk and Cash Bail February 20 2018 Reforming the bail system could save funds and free up scarce jail beds—even while maintaining public safety.
Video: Travis Allen’s Priorities January 18 2018 Travis Allen, assemblymember and candidate for governor, says his top three priorities are cutting taxes, getting tough on crime, and fixing roads and expanding freeways.
Video: The Impact of Realignment on Recidivism December 18 2017 Public safety realignment has had a modest effect on recidivism, varying across counties and groups of offenders. These are the findings of a new PPIC report presented in Sacramento.
New Laws Expand Criminal Justice Reforms November 7 2017 The governor recently signed a number of bills that extend the state’s efforts to reform its adult and juvenile criminal justice system.
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.
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