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Contra Costa County Managing Realignment With Split Sentencing

Publication Date: 
January 12, 2014
The California Report

Professor Joan Petersilia weighs in on the effectiveness of split sentencing in reducing CA prison overcrowding for The California Report.

California's massive prison reform known as realignment is forcing counties to get creative in handling an influx of prisoners. Contra Costa County is an early adopter of something called “split sentencing," where low level criminals are assigned to do part of their time in county jail and the rest under supervised probation. Reporter: Sara Hossaini