public safety realignment

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 […]
January 23, 2014

Report examines California’s Public Safety Realignment and crime rates

The Public Policy Institute of California recently released a report on the state’s Public Safety Realignment initiative and resulting crime rates, suggesting property crimes have increased since the legislation went into effect. The report not only sheds light on prison realignment, but illustrates the importance of offender reentry programs. According […]
October 23, 2013

AB 109 helps counties expand rehabilitation programs

PublicCEO With AB 109’s second birthday, many are examining how counties across California have implemented the legislation. Many counties used AB 109 public safety realignment as an opportunity to launch new programs or expand existing ones that help rehabilitate offenders, thereby reducing recidivism and jail crowding. Merced County expanded its […]
January 30, 2012

Editorial supports California’s public safety realignment

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to reduce its prison inmate population by 30,000 inmates before May 2013, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to put in motion an aggressive Public Safety Realignment effort, also referred to as “prison realignment” and by its Assembly Bill number, AB 109. Implemented in […]