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August 23, 2012 | 2:36 pm

Video: George Gascon, Steve Cooley Back Nov. Ballot Initiative Softening 3-Strikes Law

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A tale of two DA’s: George Gascon, Steve Cooley. One is a San Francisco Democrat, the other an LA Republican. Cooley lost the 2010 California Attorney General race to Kamala Harris, whom Gascon then replaced as San Francisco’s District Attorney. Now, here are the two criminal justice officials together, interviewed by Scott Shafer, discussing their […]

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To Avoid Prison, Move to One of These Counties

July 30, 2012 | 3:49 pm

To Avoid Prison, Move to One of These Counties

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Want to avoid prison? Then stay in the Bay Area. That’s one conclusion you might draw from a massive database assembled by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice on the people behind bars in each county. As part of its California Sentencing Institute project on Monday, the center unveiled an interactive map that shows […]

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February 17, 2012 | 10:14 am

Under Realignment, Far More Inmates Transferred to Contra Costa County Than Expected

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(Bay City News) More than four months after California transferred responsibility for low-level offenders to counties, law enforcement officials in Contra Costa County are seeing far more inmates than projected. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bills 109 and 117, which shifted the responsibility for monitoring, tracking and imprisoning low-level offenders previously bound for […]

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Realignment is Here — Counties to Receive Non-Violent Criminals From State

September 29, 2011 | 1:49 pm

Realignment is Here — Counties to Receive Non-Violent Criminals From State

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Starting this weekend, under a new law, AB 109, counties will be responsible for non-violent criminals and parolees instead of the state. The reason for the shift? The state’s prisons are “bursting with people,” The California Report’s Scott Shafer told KQED’s Mina Kim yesterday. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to reduce […]

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March 23, 2011 | 1:47 pm

New Series Explores How California Handles Juvenile Justice

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The California Report’s Governing California, which explores how to repair what many consider to be a broken government, has produced a new series that focuses on juvenile justice. Governor Jerry Brown has talked a lot about “moving government closer to the people.” In government-speak, that’s called realignment, or pushing services from the state to the […]

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