Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

September 21, 2012

California’s Prison Population Reduced during First Nine Months of Realignment

In 2011, the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 109, commonly referred to as “Realignment.”  Realignment was designed to make fundamental changes to the California prison system by shifting non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenders from incarceration in state prison to the supervision of local counties. According to recent data from […]