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The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism

By Mia Bird, Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Steven Raphael

Undertaken in the wake of public safety realignment in 2011, ... a further step in prioritizing prison and jail space for higher-level offenders.

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California’s Changing Parole Population

By Joseph Hayes, Justin Goss

Realignment shrank the parole population … ... In 2012, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) projected that the active parole ...


Realignment and Recidivism in California

By Mia Bird, Ryken Grattet, Viet Nguyen

The prison population has dropped dramatically, and though jail populations rose, overall incarceration levels have declined. One goal of realignment was to ...

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New Laws Expand Criminal Justice Reforms

By Brandon Martin, Justin Goss

Nov 7, 2017 ... This legislative package supplements previous reforms; several of the new laws could further reduce the state's prison population, ...


California Probation in the Era of Reform

By Viet Nguyen, Ryken Grattet, Mia Bird

In 2011, the state enacted public safety realignment, which shifted the management of lower-level felons from state prison and parole to county jail and ...


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Criminal Justice. Evaluating policy reforms, prison programs, policing, and crime.

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Women in Jail

By Ryken Grattet, Viet Nguyen

Nov 3, 2016 ... Public safety realignment, which took effect in 2011, transferred authority for thousands of lower-level felons from the state prison system to ...