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 […]
July 9, 2014

PPIC study reviews initial impact of historic California correctional changes

A new study published by the nonprofit Public Policy Institute of California has found that the post-Public Safety Realignment period has greatly reduced state prison population counts but not caused dramatic changes in arrests or convictions of released offenders since the law changes were implemented three years ago. The institute’s […]
May 21, 2014

Pressure on county jails following Realignment

California’s Public Safety Realignment is putting increasing pressure on county jails, a new study finds, but that pressure could be alleviated in part by alternative custody programs that would decrease reliance on incarceration.  The study, published by the Public Policy Institute of California, specifically highlights aging jail facilities and long-term […]