Category : realignment

  • 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 …

  • What to Know About California’s Proposition 47

    Posted Sep 25th, 2014 By in New Criminal Case Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on What to Know About California’s Proposition 47

    One of the most debated bills in California now is the Proposition 47. If passed, the bill could decrease the number of people in the state’s prisons for misdemeanor or nonviolent crimes. California has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the U.S. and a large percentage of those inmates have committed serious offenses …

  • Prison Overcrowding and the CA Criminal Justice System

    Posted Jun 5th, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on Prison Overcrowding and the CA Criminal Justice System

    The overwhelmingly high prison population is a nationwide issue, but it is of prominent concern for California. Recently, CA was ordered to reduce the number of inmates filling its overcrowded prisons. Some advocates think that the problem can only be resolved by making improvements to the entire criminal justice system, including reevaluating the harsh sentences …

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