Monday, September 9, 2013

Governor's Prison Plan Announced

Gov. Brown's website unveils the main features of his prison plan, AB 105, which:

  • Authorizes up to $315 million in immediate in-state and out-of-state capacity.
  • Lays the foundation for longer-term changes to the criminal justice system, in collaboration with the Legislature and stakeholders.
  • Strengthens existing local efforts (SB 678) to manage offenders by increasing the amount of funding that county probation departments receive if they can serve felony probationers locally and keep them from coming to prison.
  • Requires that if the court modifies the order in a way that reduces the cost of compliance, the first $75 million in savings will go to reducing recidivism.

The full text of the bill is here. Hear the Governor explain the plan here. More commentary on the plan in a later post.

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