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One year later, local agencies wrestle with jail realignment - The Orange County Register, November 15, 2012

Realignment Changes Corrections Landscape - Independent Voter Network, October 11, 2012
Realignment aims to create a more cost-effective corrections system that will maintain or further reduce California's historically low crime rate.

San Francisco boasts of prison-realignment successes - San Francisco Examiner, October 1, 2012

L.A. County computer screening could produce get-out-of-jail card - Los Angeles Times
Under pressure to release inmates early, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is using a computer program to help identify inmates at low risk of committing crimes if let out of jail.  August 31, 2012

L.A. County computer screening could reduce inmate population -
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is turning to a new computer software intended to help officials determine which inmates seem least likely to commit new crimes in an effort to reduce the jail population. August 31, 2012

State says it can't reduce inmate total - SFGate 
California officials, under U.S. Supreme Court orders to lower the population of its crowded prisons by 33,000 to bring a shoddy health care system up to constitutional standards, say they can't comply and shouldn't have to. August 18, 2012

California balks at providing inmate release plan -
Instead of complying with the demand from federal judges, the state wants them to suspend enforcement of prison crowding limits. August 18, 2012

The Latest Report: LA among counties sending more to prison - 89.3 KPCC
A new report by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) echoes widespread concerns California may not be on track to reduce its prison population quickly enough to comply with a federal court order. August 17, 2012


An update on the status of criminal justice realignment from the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, The 2012-13 Budget: The 2011 Realignment of Adult Offenders – An Update

Prison Plan Sways Prosecutors in Filing Charges
San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2011

Realignment can boost public safety
Sacramento Bee, November 13, 2011

Prison realignment reduces time Sacramento man will be behind bars
Sacramento Bee, October 21, 2011

Courts Brace for Realignment's New Sentencing System
The Recorder, October 3, 2011

State's radical prison reform plan ready to start
San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, 2011

Sacramento County sheriff wants governor to delay shift of prisoners to counties
Sacramento Bee, September 9, 2011

Get ready, California counties, here come the inmates (Editorial),
LA Times, August 30, 2011

Local agencies lining up for prison realignment money,
August 29, 2011

L.A. County officials say crime would rise under prison plan,
LA Times, August 17, 2011

Realignment offers chance to change lives (Opinion – California Forum),
Sacramento Bee, August 21, 2011

Forum with Michael Krasney, California Prison Realignment,
July 29, 2011