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 […]
November 29, 2012

California’s Restructured Criminal Justice System Assessed

A year after the overhaul of California’s criminal justice system, many people are assessing its effectiveness. Reports are finding that offenders who qualify for rehab services under the realignment policy are still being sentenced to prison time, something state officials were hoping to avoid. For example, during the first six […]
April 3, 2012

Pros and Cons of What AB 109 Means to Public-Private Partnerships

Correctional News Signed by California Governor Jerry Brown less than a year ago in April 2011, assembly bill (AB) 109, the realignment process that is shifting low-level, nonviolent offenders from the state prison and parole system to county jails and probation departments only took effect a few months ago. Correctional […]