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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.

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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.

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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.

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Next Steps for Proposition 57

The passage of Proposition 57 brings significant changes to California’s criminal justice system.

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Women in Jail

Women are the fastest growing segment of America’s jail population, yet the characteristics of female inmates are not well documented.

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