What Is Realignment?
Legislation to reduce the prospective prison population as well as encourage counties to invest in rehabilitative programming for its offenders to reduce recidivism.
Hopes For Realignment
- Increased use of community sanctions and programs, reduction in incarceration
- Reduce recidivism by:
- Providing access to treatment, housing and employment opportunities
- Providing access to helpful people and services in the community
- Reduce costs
- No inmates in state prison will be transferred to county jails
- No inmates currently in state prison will be released early
- All people sent to state prison will continue to serve their entire sentence in state prison
- All people convicted of current or prior serious or violent offenses, felony sex offenses, and sex offenses against children will go to state prison
The New Sentencing Scheme
- Low level felony offenders will serve their sentence in county jail
- Violent felony current or prior convictions
- Serious felony current or prior convictions
- Anyone who registers as a sex offender
For a list of eligible 1170(h) offenses please click here.
What is Postrelease Community Supervision (PRCS)?
- Some persons who would have formerly released on parole will now be subject to PRCS by the Probation Department
- Persons will be subject to PRCS, which will consist of evidence-based practices
- The person will be subject to agreed upon intermediate sanctions upon a showing of good cause without a violation hearing
- Includes flash incarceration
- Electronic monitoring
- Community Service