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08/29/14 » Deadly cracks in AB109
Stockton Record
A parolee and convicted sex offender who is charged in the murder of a 38-year-old Stockton man had been in San Joaquin County Jail days before the Aug. 11 shooting, but he had been released from...
08/20/14 » Prison population drops, but local jails become overcrowded
Sacramento Bee
Under heavy pressure from federal courts to relieve prison overcrowding, but unwilling – for political reasons – to directly release inmates, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature devised realignment.
08/16/14 » Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
Los Angeles Times
Across California, more than 13,500 inmates are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails — a 34% increase over the last three years.
08/08/14 » Fallout follows mistaken shooting of Pico Rivera man
ABC Los Angeles
The council called the deputy's misjudgment a tragedy and says the real blame falls on the fleeing felon who broke into the Mendoza home. Cedric Ramirez, 24, noted as armed and dangerous on a special...
08/02/14 » 2 arrested in Highland after shots fired at San Bernardino home
San Bernardino Sun
Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men who were driving in a car with two loaded guns — one a sawed-off shotgun, the other a pistol with altered serial numbers — after they shot up a San Bernardino home,...
07/29/14 » Ruffcorn faults AB 109
Auburn Journal
Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, in a report Monday night to the City Council, criticized the state legislation responsible for the early release of low-level criminal offenders and linked it to an...
07/28/14 » Police: AB 109 offender arrested in teen's rape
Redding Record Searchlight
A man on AB 109 supervision was arrested on suspicion of raping and sodomizing a 17-year-old girl in Red Bluff, police say.
07/25/14 » State senator: Redding toughest location for crime
ABC Redding
California State Senator Ted Gaines calls Redding one of the cities hardest hit by prison realignment in the state.
07/23/14 » 'Nonviolent' offenders charged with violent crimes
UT San Diego
Having completed his time in prison, Mahad Ahmed was released earlier this year and returned to San Diego County. Based on his most recent conviction — a 2012 burglary — the 23-year-old documented...
07/22/14 » Assembly Bill 109 puts the squeeze on Riverside County jails and leaves more criminals on the streets
ABC Palm Springs
It was a law approved by Governor Jerry Brown in 2010 that was aimed at reducing overcrowding in California's prisons. But not only did Assembly Bill 109 send thousands of state prisoners back to...
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