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Report · August 2011

Rethinking the State-Local Relationship: Corrections

Dean Misczynski

California is pursuing historic changes to its corrections system. Key responsibilities will soon shift from the state to the counties. This report provides an overview of the changes, examines the funding issues, and considers what this shift in responsibility will mean for both state and county government.

This report is part of a PPIC series on rethinking the state-local relationship. The series includes:

This work is supported by funding from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and by contributions of unrestricted support to PPIC’s Donor Circle.


Criminal Justice