Jails and Prisons

We can have rehabilitation and public safety — figuring out the best way to do it is the tough part

We can have rehabilitation and public safety — figuring out the best way to do it is the tough part

To the editor: I share your frustration about the misconceptions of AB 109 and Proposition 47. It is important to understand that AB 109, in and of itself, is not an early release program. (“No, criminal justice reforms didn't cause a Whittier police officer's killing,” editorial, Feb. 23)

However, as you noted, local jail overcrowding can result in early release to make room for felons shifted to county jails under AB 109. Additionally, AB 109 reduced the one-year prison term for parole violators to a maximum of six months in county jail, which is automatically...

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