54 Pages Posted: 13 May 2013
Date Written: May 7, 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.
Keywords: California, Law, Realignment, Prisoner, Prison, Jail, Felon, Inmate, Budget, Corrections, State, State Government, County, Local Government
JEL Classification: K14, K19, H7
Suggested Citation: 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