Monday, February 6, 2012

Anticipating a CCC Conference Sequel in 2013

We're in the early stages of planning a sequel to our 2009 California Correctional Crisis conference. We expect to be covering the aftermath of Brown v. Plata, news about the death penalty, the drug war, sentencing alternatives, parole reform, and many other topics near and dear to the hearts of our readers. Like the previous conference, which was attended by hundreds of people and featured experts and policymakers from all over the country, this will be a huge public event, and now's the time to provide your input as to the content you'd like to receive.

4 comments:

stlrman1 said...

True, unbiased statistics of those that were released or shifted to county jails and probation under AB 109 "Realignment" that went out a committed another crime that would have landed them back into prison if not for "Realignment." Also the true, unbiased statistics that show an increase or decrease in crime throughout the State due to "Realignment." I doubt we get the true numbers though, it would show how idiotic AB 109 "Realignment" truly is/was!!!

JesseStout said...

In the SF Weekly article on Wendy Still you posted last week, Barry Krisberg posed a GREAT question that CCC2013 could hope to begin addressing: "The city controller will collect data this year on the effects of realignment on the city, including how many clients have re-offended. That's the only agency that will be checking up. The state realignment law — crafted by law enforcement community and the Brown administration — has no mandate to measure the various counties' outcomes. 'The stunning lack of accountability in realignment is a problem,' says U.C. Berkeley's Krisberg. 'There's no one in charge of monitoring what results we're getting.'"

JesseStout said...

“How many of them are re-arrested?" he asked. "How many of them end up going on to prison for new crimes? [...] These aren’t necessarily the really exciting issues, but these are the details that will make a difference in the long-term for folks to even evaluate what the impact of realignment was.”
-http://www.lao.ca.gov/analysis/2012/crim_justice/2011-realignment-of-adult-offenders-022212.pdf

Anonymous said...

I will be going in to pay debt to society. A choice I have made after trying drug court in riverside co. I signed a 4 yr. Joint suspencion. My charges are possesion, four in all. All together I didn't have five dollars worth of anything usable. I have always had a job,a and never have stolen or robbed anyone. The only one I was hurting was myself. I know for a fact that the jails are overcrowded with others just like me. The real criminals are getting lighter sentences and are released early. The system us a joke, and I have no faith in it. They will continue to pack us in so they can apply for grants.