A Primer on California's 2011 Corrections Realignment: Why California Placed Felons Under County Control
Steven Thomas Fazzi
University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
May 7, 2013
McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2013
California's 2011 corrections realignment marked a dramatic shift in the way the state apportions felon management responsibilities between its central government and its local governments (in particular its 58 counties). This article offers a brief summation of the corrections realignment legislation. It discusses the dual causes of the realignment as well as the legislation's projected consequences. This article also provides appendices summarizing the legislation's key statutory changes.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: California, Law, Realignment, Prisoner, Prison, Jail, Felon, Inmate, Budget, Corrections, State, State Government, County, Local Government
JEL Classification: K14, K19, H7
Date posted: May 13, 2013
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