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Pretrial Risk and Cash Bail Reforming the bail system could save funds and free up scarce jail beds—even while maintaining public safety. Read More
Video: Travis Allen’s Priorities 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. Read More
Video: The Impact of Realignment on Recidivism 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. Read More
New Laws Expand Criminal Justice Reforms The governor recently signed a number of bills that extend the state’s efforts to reform its adult and juvenile criminal justice system. Read More
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

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