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photo - Prison Cells 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
County Jail Fence Wire 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
photo - prison cells 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
photo - Broken Car Window Crime Rates Stable Overall, But Some Counties See Big Changes Corrections reforms in California have not resulted in a broad surge in crime. But the statewide numbers mask substantial differences across counties. Read More
Interior of a courtroom 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. Read More
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