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LE Group Says CA Prison Reform Laws Led to Slaying of Sacramento County Deputy

Littlecloud was a felon released from state prison. Under AB 109, responsibility for supervising him was transferred from state parole agents to county probation officers. But Littlecloud committed new crimes upon his release.

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Suspect in Slaying of Whittier Officer Arrested 5 Times in Last 7 Months

A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after slaying his cousin, was arrested five times in the past seven months while under supervision of county authorities as part of a controversial program many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, according to records and authorities.

CA Convict Release Proposition Passes

California voters handed a decisive victory to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday in his effort to reshape the state's criminal justice system, approving a ballot measure to offer a new chance at prison release for thousands of prisoners.

Prop 57: Doubling Down on Disaster

Like many misguided propositions in California, Prop 57 is likely to pass. Which means the Golden State will be releasing some bad people early.

Video: Family Members of Slain CA Officers Oppose Prisoner Release Proposition

Family members of two law enforcement officers slain in recent weeks have come out against Proposition 57, accusing Gov. Jerry Brown of attempting to deceive voters about the measure that would enable some inmates to be paroled sooner.

Family Members of Slain CA Officers Oppose Prisoner Release Proposition

Family members of two law enforcement officers slain in recent weeks have come out against Proposition 57, accusing Gov. Jerry Brown of attempting to deceive voters about the measure that would enable some inmates to be paroled sooner. More Here.

Sheriff Links California Prison Reduction Law to Ballooning Las Vegas Crime Rate

Depopulation in California jails and gang members moving to the Las Vegas Valley might be contributing to the rise in violent crime, according to Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

Will Crime Rise If More People Are Kept Out of Prison?

With some already saying that crime may be rising, are we moving too fast to embrace limits on incarceration, such as diversion programs and drug courts? Could such measures actually increase the risk of crime?

DOJ Set to Release 6,000 Prisoners from Federal Prison

The panel estimated that its change in sentencing guidelines eventually could result in 46,000 of the nation’s approximately 100,000 drug offenders in federal prison qualifying for early release. The 6,000 figure, which has not been reported previously, is the first tranche in that process.

Releasing the Lions

How does President Obama show his respect for the risks you face while investigating and apprehending drug traffickers? He commutes the sentences of 46 drug traffickers.