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August 22, 2014 5:00 AM

AM Alert: How are California counties handling prison realignment?

At a panel discussion in April hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California, lawmakers called on the state to do a better job measuring how effectively counties are carrying out prison realignment. The court-ordered unstuffing of California prisons has sent lower-level offenders to county jails instead, raising concerns over the effect of the increased burden locally.

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