California – Prisoner realignment plan: Counties must find alternatives to lockups

By Allen Hopper – Special to The Bee – PUBLISHED SUNDAY, SEP. 18, 2011 California’s realignment process – which will shift responsibility for some low-level, nonviolent, nonserious offenders from state prisons to counties – has begun. But far more is at stake than the transfer of inmates. If properly implemented, realignment will reverse decades of over-reliance upon incarceration, improve public safety and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. At the core of the realignment legislation is…[For full story:

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California – Prisoner realignment plan: Counties must find alternatives to lockups

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