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  • California’a Prison Realignment

    Posted Nov 8th, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California’a Prison Realignment

    California prisons have been under fire lately due to the overcrowding issues, and it looks like reducing sentences may be the best option. At the same time, is the state being careful enough to only allow non-violent criminals out?

    So far, about 40,000 felons have been affected by California’s “realignment” program, which is aimed at reducing overcrowding in prisons in accordance with federal court orders without, it’s said, releasing dangerous criminals to prey upon the public.

    Newly convicted offenders deemed to be nonthreatening have been diverted into local jails and probation, while parolees meeting similar criteria are being shifted into local supervision, financed by a stream of tax revenues.

    Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping that realignment will get the federal judges off his back, and also, it would seem, hoping that the “realigned felons,” as some reports term them, don’t do anything that would create a big public stink.

    Both of those hopes, however, are still just that. The judges are demanding further reductions in the prison population, and as realignment heads into its third year, critics are amassing anecdotal reports of new offenses – some of them fairly horrendous – by felons who would otherwise be behind state prison bars.

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and several organizations, including the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Advocates for Public Safety, are compiling the crime lists, hoping that their rising numbers and nature will spark a political backlash.

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