Brown signs prison overcrowding bill


SACRAMENTO (KGO) — Thousands of California prison inmates will soon be living closer to home. It’s part of the governor’s plan to reduce costs and increase the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. The plan looks good on paper, but critics believe the reality will be much different.

Under the new law Gov. Jerry Brown just signed, up to 30,000 low-level offenders would be transferred over three years from state prisons to local jails once the state finds money. Brown hopes to save taxpayers billions by lowering the number of inmates who return to prison and keeping them closer to their homes where they can get drug treatment and mental health services.

“The prison system has been a failure,” said Brown. “After I left the governorship, the next several governors went on a prison building boom and they lost sight of management, they lost sight of reducing recidivism and really, public safety itself.”

The governor had hoped to pay for the transfer program with the renewal of expiring taxes, but that is still being negotiated with Republicans, whose party trotted out a Brown caricature, giving him an ‘F’ for his plans.

While groups of law enforcement support Brown’s plan, some are worried. Even after the money is found, no one really knows if locals can handle the extra workload.

“We have real serious concerns about how this is going to play itself out for us at the local levels,” said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell.

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2 thoughts on “Brown signs prison overcrowding bill

  1. I am on parole in this state I was recently released from C.I.M. I did a 4 month violation for 3 charges.
    #1 a dirty urine test
    #2 not calling my A.O.R. and asking permission to call my social worker and asking permission to change/re-schedule an already approved re-sheduling of a voluntary hbor hood and away from trouble/drugs and the such to a nicer place to a locatoin less than 20 miles away where ‘I’ have full time empoyment 2 minute walk away.

    Your prison population problem ‘IS’ the parole system!

    Abolish the ‘Hidden’ fourth year of parole and you will get immediate results too your overcrowding problem ‘and’ your money problem.

    You do the math, Just how many are on parole doing that hidden 4th year ? How many are in custody right now for rule infraction while doing that hidden 4th year?

    Remember that young girl in Antioch Cal. 18 years in a backyard, captive abused raped!!!! 18 years of supervision. Parole supervision! Many many times parole searched this guys home. For 18 years!!!!! Parole officers have too much of a case load. Perhaps, I say perhaps if parole officers did not have such a caseload this young lady would have been found along time ago and that ??????? would have been placed in custody along time ago.. How many other women did he murder or rape or ???? We will possibly not ever know.

    ABOLISH THE HIDDEN 4TH YEAR OF PAROLE!!!!!

    This will not put parole officers jobs in jeopardy, it will only lighten there case loads so that they can perform there jobs better and with less stress.

    The parole has too much power if they can put a man in custody for the above charges, state custody! San Quinten custody!!!

    A brief word on that abseloute-ly gross rat infested inhumane place. TEAR IT DOWN!!!!

    You can’t because ???? The condemned row inmates were all sentenced to end there lives there ?????
    O.K. then move condemned row! Nobody said you have to move it hundreds of miles away, Move it a short distance so the lawyers and families of those are still close and the condemned still have local access to the courts. Find some place away from public view, nobody ‘WANTS’ to drive down the road with there family and say, “YEP TOMMY OLD BOY, THATS DEATH ROW RIGHT THERE” Think of the money that would be saved. No jobs in jeopardy the correctional officers still are close, I mean 10 or 15 miles away. Recycle the west block and south block, build a new condemned row from the recycled materials, then move the condemned inmates to the new san quentin. Then tear down the rest of the place sell that property for ??????? how many millions???? Clean up the Bay!!

    I offer you my expertise for the job! My cost will come from the selling of the property. thus no further cost to the state or rather the state is 100% re-imbursed for the complete cost and then some.

    I am a doer like yourself as I see it. You are a good man Mr. Brown, Ask yourself what has changed since you were last govenor? Concerning the prison system. More prison’s have been built. 33 Prisons, isn’t that over-kill? Sending inmates to other states??? Whats that all about? Since when is it O.K. to air your dirty laundry in public? Pass our problem to other’s??? It is very wrong Gov. Brown so very wrong.

    The C.D.C.R. Officers union is laughing in your face, you recently made a deal with them for a furlough day with no pay, correct? Ha! All they do ( yes I personally witnessed this and heared it) is work a overtime shift and make more money than what they would have in the first place. Audit there actual days at work! They switch and change watches with each other everyday! Too many people in the system. No Gov.Brown not early releases not placing the public in any kind of danger. I am speaking of abolishing the 4th tear od parole making it retroactive immediate-ly I am speaking about men and women that have already served there time and paid there debt too society but are returned to prison for rule infractions. Not crimes!!!

    Of course if someone should commit a new crime then yes the system needs to deal with that indivisual. But does a man or woman does not and should not be returned to ‘PRISON’ for a darn rule infraction.

    I write this in hopes of helping you and all of california.

    Like

  2. Govenor Brown I hope you read thismeeting
    #3 for moving my dads r/v trailer out of a bad nieg.

    I am on parole in this state I was recently released from C.I.M. I did a 4 month violation for 3 charges.
    #1 a dirty urine test
    #2 not calling my A.O.R. and asking permission to call my social worker and asking permission to change/re-schedule an already approved re-sheduling of a voluntary hbor hood and away from trouble/drugs and the such to a nicer place to a locatoin less than 20 miles away where ‘I’ have full time empoyment 2 minute walk away.

    Your prison population problem ‘IS’ the parole system!

    Abolish the ‘Hidden’ fourth year of parole and you will get immediate results too your overcrowding problem ‘and’ your money problem.

    You do the math, Just how many are on parole doing that hidden 4th year ? How many are in custody right now for rule infraction while doing that hidden 4th year?

    Remember that young girl in Antioch Cal. 18 years in a backyard, captive abused raped!!!! 18 years of supervision. Parole supervision! Many many times parole searched this guys home. For 18 years!!!!! Parole officers have too much of a case load. Perhaps, I say perhaps if parole officers did not have such a caseload this young lady would have been found along time ago and that ??????? would have been placed in custody along time ago.. How many other women did he murder or rape or ???? We will possibly not ever know.

    ABOLISH THE HIDDEN 4TH YEAR OF PAROLE!!!!!

    This will not put parole officers jobs in jeopardy, it will only lighten there case loads so that they can perform there jobs better and with less stress.

    The parole has too much power if they can put a man in custody for the above charges, state custody! San Quinten custody!!!

    A brief word on that abseloute-ly gross rat infested inhumane place. TEAR IT DOWN!!!!

    You can’t because ???? The condemned row inmates were all sentenced to end there lives there ?????
    O.K. then move condemned row! Nobody said you have to move it hundreds of miles away, Move it a short distance so the lawyers and families of those are still close and the condemned still have local access to the courts. Find some place away from public view, nobody ‘WANTS’ to drive down the road with there family and say, “YEP TOMMY OLD BOY, THATS DEATH ROW RIGHT THERE” Think of the money that would be saved. No jobs in jeopardy the correctional officers still are close, I mean 10 or 15 miles away. Recycle the west block and south block, build a new condemned row from the recycled materials, then move the condemned inmates to the new san quentin. Then tear down the rest of the place sell that property for ??????? how many millions???? Clean up the Bay!!

    I offer you my expertise for the job! My cost will come from the selling of the property. thus no further cost to the state or rather the state is 100% re-imbursed for the complete cost and then some.

    I am a doer like yourself as I see it. You are a good man Mr. Brown, Ask yourself what has changed since you were last govenor? Concerning the prison system. More prison’s have been built. 33 Prisons, isn’t that over-kill? Sending inmates to other states??? Whats that all about? Since when is it O.K. to air your dirty laundry in public? Pass our problem to other’s??? It is very wrong Gov. Brown so very wrong.

    The C.D.C.R. Officers union is laughing in your face, you recently made a deal with them for a furlough day with no pay, correct? Ha! All they do ( yes I personally witnessed this and heared it) is work a overtime shift and make more money than what they would have in the first place. Audit there actual days at work! They switch and change watches with each other everyday! Too many people in the system. No Gov.Brown not early releases not placing the public in any kind of danger. I am speaking of abolishing the 4th tear od parole making it retroactive immediate-ly I am speaking about men and women that have already served there time and paid there debt too society but are returned to prison for rule infractions. Not crimes!!!

    Of course if someone should commit a new crime then yes the system needs to deal with that indivisual. But does a man or woman does not and should not be returned to ‘PRISON’ for a darn rule infraction.

    I write this in hopes of helping you and all of california.

    Like

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