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12/14/14 » Prison realignment changing law enforcement
Hesperia Star
It’s been three years since California legislators passed Assembly Bill 109, a prison realignment measure that aimed to reduce state prison overcrowding by mandating that some convicted felons serve...
12/13/14 » Asm. Melissa Melendez: The devil in Prop. 47's details
Riverside Press-Enterprise
As the dust settles from the recent election, it still surprises me that Proposition 47 passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Under the newly passed measure, thousands of convicted felons have...
12/10/14 » Punishments for DUI offenders remain low due to California legislation, jail overcrowding
ABC Bakersfield
Overcrowded jails and new legislation could be to blame when it comes to the punishments drunk drivers are receiving in Kern County.
12/05/14 » Hundreds of local convicts released from jail in the wake of Prop 47
Turlock Journal
Early on the morning of Nov. 6, Turlock Police officers on patrol found 24-year-old David Yakow allegedly in illegal possession of oxycodone. It turns out it was Yakow’s lucky day.
12/04/14 » Realignment worsens woes for CA county jails
Cal Watchdog
Pushed by the courts to thin out California’s state prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown has imposed a cascade of burdens on the county jails required to receive waves of inmates.
12/03/14 » Controversial Proposition 47 effects being felt in Long Beach, L.A. County
Los Angeles Daily News
Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said the compound effects of Proposition 47 and AB 109 — the prison realignment bill passed in 2011 to ease overcrowding in the state’s prisons — “is reaching...
12/02/14 » Police arrest Pomona man in woman’s stabbing death
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
A 26-year-old Pomona man has been arrested following the stabbing death of an Upland woman at a motel Saturday night.
11/29/14 » California jails see surge in drug smuggling
Associated Press
Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriff's officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars.
11/19/14 » Study shows increase in jail violence
The Orion
Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department.
11/18/14 » Merced's police chief working to ease public fears
ABC Fresno
Chief Norm Andrade spoke to the city council about that Monday night. His presentation comes as Merced is dealing with a rise in murder cases. The city has had 14 homicides so far this year, compared...
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