California Public Safety Realignment

December 12, 2014

Transition celebrations honor graduates of GEO Reentry programs

GEO Reentry Service’s fall transition celebrations are continuing with celebrations in Mendocino, Shasta and Imperial counties, California. The celebrations honor graduates of GEO Reentry’s intensive reentry programs and prepare them for life after community supervision. The first celebration was on Dec. 9 in Shasta County, where 9 probationers graduated from […]
November 25, 2014

Graduates of GEO Reentry Services reentry programs recognized in local media

Throughout the fall, GEO Reentry Services, in partnership with correctional agencies across the country, hosts transition celebrations for probationers and parolees who have completed GEO Reentry’s intensive reentry programs. The programs are designed to help probationers and parolees successfully reenter their communities without falling back into criminal activity. Toward this […]
September 2, 2014

California corrections report: Counties that prioritize reentry have better recidivism outcomes

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California has found that recidivism outcomes are better for offenders in the Post-Release Community Supervision population in counties that emphasize reentry services over traditional enforcement. The PRCS population is defined by the study as a segment of the released prisoner population […]
August 19, 2014

Stanford professor makes recommendations on California’s prison realignment

Now that the effects of California’s historic AB 109 legislation are starting to be measured and examined, a respected authority on the matter—Stanford law professor Joan Petersilia—has contributed her thoughts on the necessary adjustments to the state’s prison realignment plan. AB 109, legislation that shifted the responsibility of tens of thousands of […]