Sunday, October 10, 2010

Impact of New CA Budget on Corrections

The California budget passed by legislature this week includes "$1.1 billion from public safety, largely in lower medical costs for inmates".

The full budget report can be found here, and highlights the fact that the proposal to "realign" state inmates into local jails, which was strongly resisted by local authorities, has been abandoned.

How will medical costs be lowered? We'll follow up on these issues in the weeks to come.