Calif. Recidivism Rate Stalls Despite Prison Realignment
Sixty percent of California's parolees and lower-level offenders who were moved into county jails under Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) prison realignment plan were arrested for new crimes within 12 months of being released, according to a recent Sacramento Bee analysis of state data. The rate is almost identical to the recidivism rate over the year before the realignment law took effect in October 2011.
- "The Public Eye: Rearrest Rate Unchanged Under California Prison Realignment" (Branan, Sacramento Bee, 1/9).