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  • California Sentencing Institute Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, November, 2010“comprehensive analysis of sentencing policies and practices in all of California's 58 counties.”(Contains detailed county-level statistics)
  • Preventable Error A Report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California 1997 - 2009 Northern California Innocence Project, Santa Clara University School of Law, October, 2010“[This report] is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, quantitative and actionable study on the extent of prosecutorial misconduct in CA, how the justice system identifies and addresses it, and its cost and consequences, including [wrongful convictions].”
  • Prison Inmates at Midyear 2009 Statistical Tables Bureau of Justice Statistics, June, 2010“Of the 16 states reporting decreases, California (down 3,644), Texas (down 2,347), and Michigan (down 1,554) reported the largest decreases.”
  • report thumbnail Importing Constituents Prisoners and Political Clout in California Prison Policy Initiative, March, 2010“There are 12 California counties where a large percentage of their”
  • The Missouri Model Reinventing the Practice of Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010“For instance, the average length of stay in North Carolina juvenile facilities was 386 days in 2007,18 while California youth average three years in confinement.”
  • Crime, Corrections, and California: What Does Immigration Have to Do with It? Public Policy Institute of California, February, 2008“Immigrants are far less likely than the average U.S. native to commit crime in California.... Such findings suggest that longstanding fears of immigration as a threat to public safety are unjustified.”
  • "When I Die, They'll Send Me Home" Youth Sentenced to Life without Parole in California Human Rights Watch, January, 2008“African American youth arrested for murder are sentenced to life without parole in California at a rate that is 5.83 times that of white youth arrested for murder.”
  • Evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act: Final Report University Of California Los Angeles and Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, April, 2007“SACPA represents a major shift in criminal justice policy, inasmuch as adults convicted of [eligible] nonviolent drug offenses... can now be sentenced to probation with drug treatment instead of either probation without treatment or incarceration.”
  • Solving California's Corrections Crisis: Time is Running Out Little Hoover Commission, January, 2007California's correctional system is in a tailspin that threatens public safety and raises the risk of fiscal disaster.”(An overview of the current state of the California corrections system, with recommendations.)
  • Reducing the Incarceration of Women: Community-Based Alternatives National Council on Crime and Delinquency, December, 2006“Typically nonviolent low-level offenders, women have been hit particularly hard by California's sentencing and correctional policies and practices.”
  • California Youth Crime Declines: The Untold Story Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, September, 2006“Juvenile crime rates in California are at 30-year lows.”
  • Who's in Prison? The Changing Demographics of Incarceration Public Policy Institute of California, August, 2006“Forty-four percent of California prisoners do not have a high school diploma or GED; the comparable number for the general California adult population is 21 percent.”
  • Task Force on California Prison Crowding National Council on Crime and Delinquency, August, 2006“Essential services, procedures, and structures designed to reduce recidivism, break the intergenerational cycle of violence, and save taxpayer dollars for more positive expenditures will reduc[e] crime in our communities and enhanc[e] public safety.”
  • Testing Incapacitation Theory: Youth Crime and Incarceration in California Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, July, 2006“Between 1980 and 2004, the rate of juvenile incarceration in California fell by nearly 50 percent.”
  • Stopping Sexual Assaults in Juvenile Corrections Facilities: A Case Study of the California Division of Juvenile Justice National Council on Crime and Delinquency, June, 2006“Unchecked violence and sexual assault in juvenile facilities will lead to more tragedies and victims in the community.”(Barry Krisberg, Ph.D.'s Testimony Before the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission)
  • Understanding California Corrections California Policy Research Center, May, 2006(An overview of the current trends in the California corrections system, with recommendations.)
  • Proposition 36: Five Years Later Justice Policy Institute, April, 2006California Sees Greatest Drop in Drug Prisoners among Large State Prison Systems since Prop. 36 [was] enacted.”
  • Hidden Challenges: Juvenile Justice and Education Issues Affecting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Youth in Richmond, California National Council on Crime and Delinquency, March, 2006“The intent of [this] report is to provide a detailed assessment of the status of Southeast Asian youth in Richmond. To this end, the report contains data from the areas of juvenile justice and education, with relevant demographic data provided for context”
  • Evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act: Cost Analysis Report (first and second years) University Of California Los Angeles and Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, March, 2006
  • Benefit-Cost in the California Treatment Outcome Project Does Substance Abuse Treatment Susan L. Ettner, David Huange, Elizabeth Evans, et. al. (Published in Health Services Research, Volume 41), January, 2006“Our best estimate is that on average, substance abuse treatment costs $1,583 and is associated with a societal benefit of $11,487, representing a 7:1 ratio of benefits to costs.”
  • A Primer: Three Strikes - The Impact After More Than a Decade Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) - California's Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor, October, 2005
  • Department of Corrections: It Needs to Better Ensure Against Conflicts of Interest and to Improve Its Inmate Population Projections California State Auditor - Bureau of State Audits, September, 2005(The report found conflict-of-interest problems in no-bid contracts for re-opening prisons. The decision to re-open the facilities, were in turn based on population calculations that were not made through statistically valid forecasting methods.)
  • Restructuring Juvenile Corrections in California: A Report to the State Legislature Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, September, 2005“This report... present[s] research findings showing how structural changes require closing structurally outdated large correctional institutions in favor of smaller county or regionally based facilities.”
  • California Youth Authority Warehouses: Failing Kids, Families & Public Safety Books Not Bars and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, March, 2005
  • California Corrections at the Crossroads National Council on Crime and Delinquency, March, 2005California was once a leader in innovative corrections legislation and programming. However... the last twenty years... have left California with a huge and dysfunctional criminal justice system in woeful need of reform.”

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