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Report

The Trial Court Funding Program: Financial Implications

January 1, 1988 - Our focus in this report is the identification of the Trial Court Funding Program's financial implications, both in the short term and in the long term. These financial implications are significant, and it may be appropriate for the Legislature to consider modifications to the measure in order to increase its effectiveness. In addition, our review of the measure indicates that there are a number of provisions where the Legislature's intent is not clear, or where additional legislative action may be necessary to clarify the technical provisions of the measure or to make them more effective in carrying out their purposes.

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Penalty Assessments: A Review of Their Use as a Financing Mechanism

January 1, 1988 - This report compares the sources of penalty assessment revenues to the benefits generated by these funds, discusses briefly some of the advantages and disadvantages of increased reliance on penalty assessments as a financing mechanism, and examines alternate sources of financing available to programs currently funded by penalty assessments.

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Analysis of the 1988 State Bar Association Budget

June 1, 1987 - Our office has prepared the following analysis of the 1988 calendar year budget proposed by the bar in order to facilitate the Legislature's review of legislation establishing the level of fees for bar members for calendar 1988. This analysis focuses on proposed expenditures from the General Fund and the Building Fund because those were the only funds for which the bar provided sufficient budget detail for review.

Report

Rising Costs of Incarceration in California

February 1, 1987 - Rising Costs of Incarceration in California

Report

The New Prison Construction Program at Midstream

April 1, 1986 - During the past several years, the Legislature has authorized a major expansion of the state's prison system. This expansion provides for 12 new prisons and additions to existing prisons which will cost more than $1.5 billion to build and about $750 million annually to operate. This report examines the Department of Corrections' progress in bringing these prisons on line.

Report

The Increasing Costs of Tort Liability

February 1, 1986 - The Increasing Costs of Tort Liability

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Prison Support Costs

February 1, 1986 - Prison Support Costs

Report

Population Growth in The Youth Authority

February 1, 1986 - Population Growth in The Youth Authority

Report

The Impact of Recent Legislation on California's Burglary Rate and Sentencing Practices

January 1, 1985 - Chapter 42, Statutes of 1980 (SB 1236, Beverly), prohibits probation for persons convicted of residential burglary, except in unusual circumstances. Chapter 42 directed the Legislative Analyst to report to the Legislature on the measure's effects with respect to (1) the residential burglary rate and (2) sentencing for residential burglars. This report was prepared in response to that requirement.

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The Impact of Chapter 42, Statues of 1980 on Burglary Rates and Sentencing Patterns

June 27, 1984 - Chapter 42, Statutes of 1980 (SB 1236 Beverly), prohibits the courts from granting probation to persons convicted of residential burglaries, except in unusual circumstances. This measure took effect January 1, 1981, and is scheduled to lapse on January 1, 1985. Senate Bill 1331 would extend the provisions of Ch 42/80 indefinitely.

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The Use of Lease-Purchase Arrangements to Acquire State Prisons

April 1, 1984 - The State of California has a pressing need to provide more capacity to house inmates in the state's prison system. As of March 1984, there were 38,482 inmates in the prison system which has a design capacity for only 27,000 inmates. Moreover, the Department of Corrections expects the inmate population to increase to 52,345 by 1987.

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The Use of Lease or Lease-Purchase Arrangements to Acquire State Prisons

April 1, 1984 - The State of California has a pressing need to provide more capacity to house inmates in the state's prison system. As of March 1984, there were 38,482 inmates in the prison system which has a design capacity for only 27,000 inmates. Moreover, the Department of Corrections expects the inmate population to increase to 52,345 by 1987.

Report

The Prison Construction Program

September 13, 1983 - Statement to the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means on SB 422 which appropriates $172.5 million for projects intended to increase the capacity of the state's correctional system. Remarks on SB 422 and the problem it addresses in a broader context and what the Legislature can expect to be accomplished if SB 422 is enacted in its current form.

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) 445-4656
Correctional Health Care, Rehabilitation Programs, Juvenile Justice, Community Corrections
 
Drew Soderborg
(916) 319-8346
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Public Safety and Business Regulation