Assignment 2: Realignment In A County Jail

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AB 109 Paper CJA July 26, 2012 In April 2011 Governor Jerry Brown signed AB109 which was funded by the state’s budget and will take effect on June 2011. The realignment refers to the shift in the assignments of the programs fiscal duties between the state and local government. Realignment also refers to the shifting of criminal justice from the state prisons and parole board to local county executives and Superior courts. (calrealignment.org) AB109 distinguishes between offenders that result in a prison term and offenses that result in a county jail term. First it recompenses the penal code to stipulate which crimes are violent, serious or sex offences, consequently causing in a prison sentence under the reapportioned system. Second…show more content…
Full renovation of the staff will be essential to incorporate both the known changes under legislation as well as unanticipated impacts. The state of California has been ordered by the U.S Supreme Court to decrease its prison population. They said that California’s prisons violated the constitutional right by being over crowed, and that it also affected their health care. Because this law has begun to take affect it is even more critical that offenders know their rights and how AB109 works. What this means is that AB109 will now reduce the length of sentences and increase the number of inmates serving no custody time. Many states parole cases will fall under the post release community service the only drawback is low level offenders will be in prison.…show more content…
They feel their job is being under minded and what’s the point of arresting these criminals if they are going to be released, just to get out commit a crime again just to go back. AB109s effect on the courts is that they are being mandated to reduce the over population of the prisons and the states budgeting crisis so now the courts have to pay attention to each criminals crime more inventively and conclude which crimes are non-violent, non-serious, sex offenders, and decide who goes where, it also affects felony sentencing, pretrial and post- conviction credits, as well as post release supervision, and parole revocation. The affect AB109 has on the corrections and prisons is that they are being ordered to reduce its prison population and at this time they are behind in doing so, right now there are halts in building new prisons and inmates are being transferred to out of state prisons. How the state is going to achieve this goal of inmate population target involves policy choices on how to comply with federal court orders as well as safety to the
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