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September 26, 2013

California’s inmate shift means new approaches to probation in Sonoma County

Two years ago, California implemented legislation that has sent shockwaves nationwide in the corrections industry. The state passed legislation called California Public Safety Realignment, which shifted the responsibility for incarcerating many inmates from the state to counties. Primarily incorporated in two Assembly Bills, AB 109 and AB 117, this shift […]
July 29, 2013

Federal judges order California to release inmates

Recently, a panel of three federal judges ruled that California must release 9,600 inmates by the end of 2013. The three-judge court stated that California needs to expand the use of good-time credits in order to trim prison sentences for nonviolent offenders. The ruling coincides with AB 109 prison realignment […]
June 13, 2013

Recidivism reduction checklists, part III: State reentry coordinators

The National Reentry Resource Center, a project of the CSG Justice Center, has created recidivism reduction checklists to help state leaders implement reentry initiatives. These user-friendly checklists provide information on the policies and practices that go into an effective reentry plan and key issues related to recidivism reduction. There are […]