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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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February 4, 2011 | 3:55 pm

What Does “Realignment” Mean in the California Budget Debate?

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I keep hearing this word “realignment” in reference to Jerry Brown’s master plan for reworking the California budget into something…well…workable. But aside from the image of a steering wheel, I never really get a mental picture as to what the term means. So naturally I asked John Myers, KQED’s Sacramento Bureau Chief, just what the […]

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