A Closer Look at Early Jail Releases Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin September 17 2014 Almost three years after California’s public safety realignment took effect, county sheriffs have few options for handling jail populations that are approaching historical highs reached in 2007.
Expanding Health Insurance—to Jail Inmates David Lesher June 20 2014 At a recent event, PPIC researchers Mia Bird and Shannon McConville discussed how the federal Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to help to lower costs and improve health conditions in local jails.
Evaluating Corrections Reforms Sonya Tafoya, Joseph Hayes June 12 2014 Three years into public safety realignment, we know little about which programs and services are most effective at reducing recidivism. This is not the first time California has made a major corrections policy change without the tools to evaluate it.
California’s Jail Construction Needs Brandon Martin May 9 2014 The governor’s proposal to spend $500 million for local jail construction raised many questions at a hearing Thursday of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on public safety.