ACLU of California – AB 109 Realignment Implementation Report

California is on the brink of a paradigm shift in how we deal with crime, punishment and sentencing, and it is happening on the local level, in your county, now. Over three decades of tough on crime policies have taken our criminal justice system to the breaking point. The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state to significantly reduce its prison population, and the state says AB 109 realignment is the answer. California counties are currently working to draft realignment implementation plans before AB 109 takes effect on October 1. AB 109 is an opportunity for innovative policy-making at the local level, to usher in a new era of smart-on-crime cooperation and coordination among government, private and non-profit health and social services organizations, businesses, and others. The ACLU has prepared a report to help county officials and the public work together to draft plans that reduce incarceration while making our communities safer, reduce recidivism rates and more effectively allocate scarce criminal justice resources. ACLU of California’s report:  2011-August-ACLU-Realignment-Report Source link to ACLU web site: http://www.aclunc.org/issues/criminal_justice/aclu_of_california_ab_109_realignment_implementation_report.shtml

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ACLU of California – AB 109 Realignment Implementation Report

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