California Prison Population Deadline Extended Another Month

By Jessie Fetterling
Earlier this month, federal judges gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population to the mandated population cap of 137.5 percent capacity, while negotiations continue.

California Report: End of Legislative Session Update

By Nick Warner and Danielle Higgs
The California Legislature has concluded business for the year and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 was Governor Brown’s deadline to act on all legislation pending on his desk for the 2012 legislative session.

SB 9 Signed: Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

On the last day of September, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown announced that he has signed into law the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, known as Senate Bill 9.

California Report

By Nick Warner, Managing Partner, Warner & Pank LLC, and Danielle Higgs, Legislative Representative/Business Consultant, Warner & Pank LLC
On June 27th the California Legislature passed the remaining budget trailer bills including all those related to corrections and public safety, and the Governor signed all of the bills to complete the 2012-13 budget package.

California Gov. Brown Seeks to Cut Billions in Prison Construction

California may slash $4.1 billion in construction plans, bring back inmates housed in other states and close one of its costliest facilities.

California’s Quality of Health Care Improving

After suffering for years, the quality of health care in California’s prisons appears to be on the rise.

$602.9 Million Approved Under AB900, Phase II

On March 8, Corrections Standards Authority approved $602,881,000 in funds for jail construction projects in 11 counties, the second phase under realignment, which amounts to a $1.2 billion investment in county jails, under AB 900.

California Report: Governor's 2012-13 Proposed Budget Update

As implementation continues on criminal justice realignment in California and as population

California Report: Governor Releases 2012-13 Proposed Budget January 26, 2012

On January 5th, Governor Brown released his January proposed 2012-13 budget. A year ago, the state faced a $26.6 billion shortfall and future estimated annual budget gap of $20 billion.

Not All in Agreement Over Realignment

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to move nonviolent criminals and parolees from state operated prisons to county facilities may put a strain on local services.