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New in the Library: California’s Female Realignment Report
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From the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,  Female Realignment Report: An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment reviews “one year of One-Year Arrestreleases and one full year of follow-up data to evaluate how female offenders released from prison during the first year after implementation have fared ”.

Key findings from the report include the following:

Overall, data shows that there is very little difference between female offenders and their outcomes following release after completing their state prison term pre- and post-realignment (figure A). The post-realignment arrest rate was slightly higher than pre-realignment (1.5 percent), while the post-realignment conviction rate was slightly lower (1.2 percent).



Type of Return

Post-realignment, all of the female offenders who returned to prison did so for a new conviction rather than a parole violation. Because of realignment, only certain offenders are eligible to return to prison on a parole violation (e.g., third strikers, mentally disordered offenders). (figure B)




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Posted Tue, Aug 5 2014 7:15 AM by Susan Powell


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