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  • Is California’s Realignment Plan Working?

    Posted Nov 12th, 2012 By in Criminal Law, realignment With | Comments Off on Is California’s Realignment Plan Working?

    When California voters approved Proposition 30, they ensured funding for a plan to reduce prison overcrowding. The state is closer to complying with a court-ordered prison overcrowding reduction of 30,000 inmates. The US Supreme Court found that prisons at 180% of capacity amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Realignment puts violent offenders in county jails that, until now, …

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