THE NEW COMMUNITY Corrections Center will be located in the adjoining three office spaces at 3974 Durock Road in Shingle Springs. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene


Three years later: Public safety realignment in El Dorado County

By From page A1 | June 17, 2013

It’s been three years since California’s Public Safety Realignment Plan (AB 109), one of the most significant changes to California’ criminal justice system in decades, went into effect. Due to overcrowding in state prisons, on Oct. 1, 2011, California state legislature shifted responsibility from the state to counties for the custody, treatment and supervision of individuals convicted of specified non-violent, non-serious, non-sex (non-non-non) crimes. Now, at the start of its third year, the full effects of AB 109 are beginning to be seen. In El Dorado County, that’s a good thing.

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