Ab109 Paper

Topics: Prison, Criminal justice, Penology Pages: 3 (963 words) Published: October 31, 2012
AB 109
Assembly Bill 109 was signed by Governor Edmund Brown Jr. and implemented on October 1, 2011 to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prison. It was a way to reduce the number of inmate in our overpopulated 33 prisons. The cause ab109 and ab117 to be put into place was a lawsuit Plata vs. Schwarzenegger fact that California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was in violation of the eight amendments, the American with Disabilities Act and section 504 rehabilitation act of 1973. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation medical services repeatedly violated. Which this happen it was decided by a three judge penal of the U.S. Supreme court they concluded in a 184 page report to tell the state they need to reduce its prison population to 137.5% (109,805 prisoners) within two years. Overcrowding is the primary reason for unconstitutional medical care. Courts order the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to release prisoner until California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation meet the percent of inmate in state prisons. How has assembly bill 109 affected police department simple getting nonviolent, non-serious, and non-sex offender to serve their sentence in county jails instead of state prison. This goes to probation when the can use different methods to monitor offenders. Offenders are out in the street again and police department have to monitor more offender in most cases offender usually are repeat offenders. Assembly bill 109 is giving offenders a second chance to be working citizen again, but the reality is that offenders or not in jail or prisons long enough to change his or her ways. Most of offense this offenders are committed will not all be counted as server enough to be put in state prison sentence instead they will do their time in local county jail. Here an example if 36,000 inmates serving six months they will need 18,000 post sentencing solutions post...

References: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.cdcr.ca.gov
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