Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Realignment

EDITOR:

A recent article in the Mountain Democrat praised realignment as the best thing to come along in decades for turning criminals from a life of crime. In this endeavor I wish them every success. In the article, one of the “nons” they mentioned was non-violent. This may need some clarification. While the inmates involved in the program may in fact be non-violent, that is not the case with all of them. This is because the non-violent tag only applies to the last conviction they had. An inmate can have a string of violent felony convictions and as long as his last conviction was for a non-violent crime, he is considered non violent under AB109. I am all for anything that will break the cycle of people spending their whole lives in and out of jail. But I think the debate on the law and suggestions for its improvement will be aided by having a more full understanding of what is in the law.

GEORGE ALGER
Placerville

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  • cookie65June 26, 2013 - 6:49 am

    The bull dung hasn't totally hit the fan on realignment. moonbeam is in violation of court order to release even more and another judge just ordered a few thousand more relocated due to a fungus. http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=248704

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  • cookie65June 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

    http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/auburn-police-chief-inmate-release-order-%E2%80%98worst-case-scenario%E2%80%99

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