California May Send Thousands of Female Prisoners Home | CNN | Brad Lendon | 09/13/11

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Thousands of women inmates from California prisons could soon be released to be reunited with their families under the Alternative Custody Program the state began implementing on 09/12/11.

CA female inmates qualify for this program if they have less than two years remaining on their sentences and their crimes were:

According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, program participants will wear electronic monitors and be supervised by a parole agent. They can serve their remaining time at home or in a residential substance-abuse or transitional-care facility. Participants will be allowed to find jobs or attend classes during their release.

California Prison Background:

  • The ACP was signed into law in 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • It is estimated that 45% of the state’s 10,000 female inmates may be eligible for the program. It may be made available to male inmates in the future.
  • The state of California should save about $6 million a year under the program
  • California is under federal pressure to reduce inmate populations.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in April a plan to reduce prison crowding by moving 33,000 low-level offenders to county jails.
  • California has the nation’s largest prison system.

For full article see California may send thousands of female prisoners home  by: CNN’s Brad Lendon


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