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Hearing Handout

Overview of the Division of Juvenile Facilities

November 4, 2010 - Presented to: Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hon. Alyson Huber, Chair

Hearing Handout

Proposition 19

September 27, 2010 - Presented to: Senate Committee on Public Safety Hon. Mark Leno, Chair Assembly Committee on Public Safety Hon. Tom Ammiano, Chair

Hearing Handout

CDCR--Offenders With Sentences of Three Years or Less Serve Locally (Agenda Page 4, Item 5225)

June 7, 2010 - Presented to the Budget Conference Committee.

Hearing Handout

Governor's May Revision Proposal to Shift Certain Offenders to County Jails

May 26, 2010 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hon. Denise Moreno Ducheny, Chair

Hearing Handout

AB1844: Fiscal Analysis

May 12, 2010 - We were requested by a Member of the Legislature to do a fiscal analysis of AB 1844, as amended on April 28, 2010. As is our standard practice, we also shared our response with the author of the bill, Assembly Member Nathan Fletcher.

Hearing Handout

Elderly Inmates in California Prisons

May 11, 2010 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Public Safety Hon. Tom Ammiano, Chair

Hearing Handout

Governor's 2010-11 Budget Proposal for Inmate Medical Care

March 18, 2010 - Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration Hon. Mark DeSaulnier, Chair

Hearing Handout

Overview of Adult Correctional Health Care Spending

March 18, 2010 - Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration Hon. Mark DeSaulnier, Chair

Report

The 2010-11 Budget: Prison Receivership Proposals Pose Significant Financial Risks

March 16, 2010 - In February 2006, the federal court in the Plata v. Schwarzenegger case pertaining to inmate medical care appointed a Receiver to take over the direct management and operation of the state’s prison medical health care delivery system from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In this brief, we (1) provide a status report on the Receiver’s actions, (2) present an overview of state spending on inmate medical care, (3) analyze the various requests contained in the Governor’s budget for the Receiver, and (4) identify issues and recommendations for legislative consideration. Specifically, we recommend that the Legislature: require the administration to present at budget hearings a detailed plan on how its proposed $811 million in savings will be achieved; withhold action on staffing requests pending the submission and our review of the above plan; and, fund only the most critical IT projects in the budget year and delay funding for the less critical projects.

Hearing Handout

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in the Criminal Justice System

March 10, 2010 - Presented to: Assembly Select Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hon. Jim Beall, Chair Assembly Select Committee on Prisons and Rehabilitation Reform Hon. Alberto Torrico, Chair

Hearing Handout

Reducing the Ward and Parolee Populations at the Division of Juvenile Facilities

March 4, 2010 - Presented to: Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration Hon. Mark DeSaulnier, Chair

Hearing Handout

Governor's Automated Speed Enforcement Proposal

February 3, 2010 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hon. Denise Moreno Ducheny, Chair

Hearing Handout

The Governor's Special Session Proposal to Reduce the Prison Population

January 28, 2010 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hon. Denise Moreno Ducheny, Chair

Report

The 2010-11 Budget: Automated Speed Enforcement Merits Authorization

January 27, 2010 - This policy brief examines the Governor’s special session proposal to generate additional state revenues from penalties imposed on drivers who are caught speeding through the use of automated speed enforcement (ASE) systems. In this brief, we outline how ASE systems would work, assess the administration’s estimate of new state revenues from this approach, and provide our comments and recommendations on the proposal.

Report

Prisons vs. Universities Proposal Would Unwisely Lock Up Budget Flexibility

January 26, 2010 - In his January budget, the Governor proposed a state constitutional amendment that would require reductions in spending on state corrections, with corresponding increases in spending for public universities. Beginning in 2014–15, the state would be required to dedicate no more than 7 percent of state General Fund spending to corrections and no less than 10 percent to public universities. We urge the Legislature to reject this proposal because it (1) would unwisely constrain the state’s ability to allocate funding where it is most needed each year; and (2) is unnecessary, as the state already has the ability to shift funding among programs without this constitutional amendment. Special session.

Criminal Justice Staff

Anita Lee
(916) 319-8321
Courts, Department of Justice, Gambling
 
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
State Prisons, County Jails, Sentencing
 
Jessica Peters
(916) 319-8363
Emergency Services and Business Regulation
 
Orlando Sanchez Zavala
(916) 319-8307
Correctional Health Care, Rehabilitation Programs, Juvenile Justice, Community Corrections
 
Drew Soderborg
(916) 319-8346
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Public Safety and Business Regulation