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California’s Historic Corrections Reforms

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
September 28, 2016
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Capitol Event Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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About the Program

Overcrowding and poor conditions in California’s prisons triggered sweeping changes to the state’s correctional system. Has the prioritization of correctional resources toward more serious offenders eased overcrowding and contained costs? How are county jails coping, and have reoffending rates declined? Has crime increased, as critics predicted? PPIC researcher Magnus Lofstrom will outline findings from a new report, and a panel of state and local experts will discuss the effects of recent reforms on crime, costs, and incarceration.


11:45 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Deborah Gonzalez, director of government affairs, PPIC

12:10 p.m. Presentation
Magnus Lofstrom, senior fellow, PPIC

2:25 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Julie Small, criminal justice reporter, KQED Radio
Geoff Dean, sheriff, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Scott Kernan, secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Wendy Still, chief probation officer, Alameda County

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

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