|California's prisons are so mismanaged that tens of thousands of felons have been |
released or never even sent to state prisons.
Insanity - The crazy people are running the asylum
- California releases thousands of felons to prey on the public.
To reduce overcrowding in state prisons, the Democrat run People's Republic of California has "shifted" 38,000 felons from the state to local authorities so far, according to an initial study.
I just love Government Speak. The convicted felons were not shoved out the prison door to rape, rob or attack the people of California. The prisoners were "shifted".
A study conducted by the Chief Probation Officers of California says that 23,000 prison inmates have been released into the so-called "supervision" of overburdened local probation officers.
An additional 15,000 felons have been sent to local jails and probation rather than being sent to state prison.
The California prison population, once over 160,000, has dropped to under 140,000.
Critics of realignment have contended that locking up fewer felons in prison and putting more low-level offenders on probation would result in higher crime rates. The CPOC says that it's too early to make conclusions about recidivism but that future reports will delve into that aspect of realignment. The study did find, however, that only a relative handful of felons failed to report to local probation departments after either release from prison or sentencing and thus had arrest warrants issued.
So far, the study concluded, the number of felons shifted from state to local incarceration and supervision has closely tracked predictions, although there are some regional variations. The 12-county central valley region received 8 percent more felons than predicted while the Sacramento and Bay Area regions got 5 percent fewer.