A Primer on California's 2011 Corrections Realignment: Why California Placed Felons Under County Control

54 Pages Posted: 13 May 2013  

Steven Thomas Fazzi

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law

Date Written: May 7, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: California, Law, Realignment, Prisoner, Prison, Jail, Felon, Inmate, Budget, Corrections, State, State Government, County, Local Government

JEL Classification: K14, K19, H7

Suggested Citation

Fazzi, Steven Thomas, A Primer on California's 2011 Corrections Realignment: Why California Placed Felons Under County Control (May 7, 2013). McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2263547

Steven Thomas Fazzi (Contact Author)

University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law ( email )

3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
United States

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