Brown Signs Bill To Provide Mental Health, Substance Misuse Treatment to Former Inmates
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill (AB 1056) that calls for the creation of the Second Chance Program, which will provide mental health and substance misuse treatment to former inmates. Overall, the program aims to reduce recidivism among the state's prisoners.
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