Category : Prisons

  • California’s Prison Population is Aging

    Posted Oct 30th, 2014 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California’s Prison Population is Aging

    Over 20% of the prison population in California is aged 50 or over according to Governing. And as Baby Boomers age and more low level offenders are sent to jail for longer periods of time, that percentage could continue to grow. This is not only a concern for inmates but also for Californians. A new …

  • California State Prisons Agree to End Race-Based Punishment

    Posted Oct 23rd, 2014 By in Jail, Prisons With | Comments Off on California State Prisons Agree to End Race-Based Punishment

    Racial segregation and race-based punishment in California prisons has been a source of contention for years. Prison officers have been said to separate races and lock individuals in cells based on race, despite whether or not the individual was the source of or involved with a violent incident or riot. A six-year old lawsuit against …

  • California’s Changing Definition of Recidivism

    Posted Oct 17th, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California’s Changing Definition of Recidivism

    Recidivism is when ex-cons are convicted of new crimes, within a certain frame of time from their first conviction. Based on a 2013 report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation the┬átotal three-year recidivism rate for all felons released is 61%. ┬áThe percent is declining from previous years, however, it is still one of …

  • California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    Posted Oct 3rd, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    A new report from California’s Department of Justice says that the rate of violent crime in the state is the lowest that it has been since 1967. The report comes out in the midst of the state’s struggle to reduce the prison population with realignment. The report also said that the number of incarcerated has …

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