Changes in criminal justice policy have significantly altered the role of probation in California and have put considerable demands on counties.
Proposition 57 is expected to reduce the prison population by more than 2,600 inmates in 2017‒18, with a net cost savings of nearly $40 million.
Under Proposition 47, savings from a decrease in the prison population must go toward services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment. The first grants were just awarded.
The passage of Proposition 57 brings significant changes to California’s criminal justice system.
Women are the fastest growing segment of America’s jail population, yet the characteristics of female inmates are not well documented.
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