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State Could Close Women's Prison

February 20, 2002 - The decline in the female inmate population provides the state the opportunity to close one of the women's prisons. We recommend that the California Department of Corrections report at budget hearings on the feasibility, costs, and benefits of closing the Northern California Women's Facility.

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Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 20, 2002 - Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

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Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 21, 2001 - Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

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Implementing Proposition 36: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

December 14, 2000 - We outline the implementation issues and challenges with regard to Proposition 36, the "Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000." We also make several recommendations. In our view, planning must begin now in order to ensure the effective implementation of the measure.

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Crime Prevention in California: Building Successful Programs

August 24, 2000 - The rising costs of operating the criminal justice system have prompted policymakers to consider directing resources toward crime prevention programs. We identify several problems with the state's existing crime prevention programs and recommend several actions the Legislature can take to increase the effectiveness of state crime prevention spending.

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Linking Mentally Ill Offenders to Community Care

February 17, 2000 - The state's prisons now hold far more mentally ill offenders than its state mental hospitals. Additionally, an increasing number of inmates with severe mental disorders are being released to the community to an inadequate patchwork of supervision, treatment services, and assistance. We discuss several initiatives in the Governor's budget plan aimed at keeping the mentally ill out of the criminal justice system and suggest a more comprehensive approach for addressing these complex problems.

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Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 17, 2000 - Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

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(1) The "Three Strikes and You're Out" Law's Impact on State Prisons: An Update , and (2) The Economic and Revenue Situation

October 23, 1999 - (1) Although the growth in the prison population has slowed in recent years, the second- and third-strike population continues to grow substantially. This growth will have implications for the costs, operation, and security needs of the prison system. (2) Strong current revenue trends suggest that revenues in 1999-00 will exceed the budget estimate, potentially by a substantial margin.. (Cal Update)

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Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 16, 1999 - Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

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Youth Authority Fees Charged to Counties

February 16, 1999 - Youth Authority Fees Charged to Counties

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Sex Offenders on Parole

February 16, 1999 - Sex Offenders on Parole

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New Inmate Projections Show Growth

November 23, 1998 - New Inmate Projections Show Growth

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California Counties A Look at Program Performance

May 21, 1998 - We compile the best information available on county program outcomes--and give Californians a snapshot view of county performance.

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Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

February 18, 1998 - Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Judiciary and Criminal Justice Chapter

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Trial Court Funding Restructuring

February 18, 1998 - Trial Court Funding Restructuring

Criminal Justice Staff

Anita Lee
(916) 319-8321
Courts, Department of Justice, Gambling
 
Jessica Peters
(916) 319-8363
Emergency Services and Business Regulation
 
Caitlin O'Neil
(916) 319-8351
State Prisons, County Jails, Sentencing
 
Drew Soderborg
(916) 319-8346
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Public Safety and Business Regulation