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February 1, 1997 - Changes in California's population, increasing numbers of persons arrested for crimes, and changes in law have had significant impacts on local correctional facilities for adult and juvenile offenders. While the number of jail beds in California has more than doubled since 1980, many of those arrested for crimes are never booked into jail and thousands of offenders are released after serving only a fraction of their jail sentence because of a lack of space. The state's juvenile detention facilities have remained virtually unchanged over the past 30 years, even though the types of juvenile offenders have become more violent and the number of offenders has increased. In this report, we summarize the state of California's jails and juvenile facilities.
November 1, 1996 - The 1996-97 Budget Act includes $1.6 billion for support of superior and municipal courts (referred to as the state's "trial courts") in' 1996-97 and assumes enactment of the Governor's proposal to consolidate and restructure the Trial Court Funding Program. The changes necessary to implement the Governor's proposal were included in AB 2553 (Isenberg), which failed passage in the Legislature. As a result of the failure of AB 2553, the Legislature will be under pressure-especially from trial courts and counties-to enact legislation early in the new legislative session to make technical adjustments to the budget act appropriation for the Trial Court Funding program. We discuss the current situation in this issue of California Update.
February 21, 1996 - The “Graying” of the CDC
February 21, 1996 - Federal Crime Bill Funding for California
February 20, 1996 - What Do We Know About "Three Strikes" After Two Years?
December 28, 1995 - Based on available information, the state's five-year capital outlay needs total in the tens of billions of dollars. It is essential that the state develop a comprehensive plan to address these statewide needs in a timely and cost effective manner. A critical element of the state's capital needs is the state's prison system. This policy brief addresses issues concerning the development of facilities for the prison system.
December 28, 1995 - Accommodating the State’s Inmate Population Growth
December 4, 1995 - Presented To Conference Committee on SB 760 (Lockyer) And AB 126 (Rainey) - Senator Bill Lockyer, Chair
August 28, 1995 - (1) California’s 1994 Crime Rate, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments
August 1, 1995 - The California Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released the state's 1994 crime statistics, which show that reported crime in California hit a ten-year low in 1994. In this issue of Cal Update, we discuss the 1994 crime rate, the long-term trends in the rate, and changes in crime rates among the state's larger cities and counties.
May 1, 1995 - The public's fear of crime, including juvenile crime, is a major concern for policymakers. In California, and throughout the nation, nightly news programs often begin their broadcasts with accounts of violent crime committed by juveniles.
May 1, 1995 - This report, an effort to help those concerned with addressing the problems of juvenile crime, is not designed to present comprehensive answers to all of the questions concerning juvenile crime, but rather it provides basic information on the issues. It does this through a "quick-reference" document that relies heavily on charts to present information.