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New CA Initiative to Target Repeat Offenders

A new initiative proposed Wednesday aims to reduce prison populations and prevent recidivism.

California's attorney general launched a new initiative Wednesday aimed at reducing the number of repeat offenders in the state's prison system.

The initiative will fund new programs targeting those most likely to commit more crimes after being released from jail, especially in areas where recidivism rates are particularly high.

Although the plan focuses on reducing overcrowded jails in California, the real push will be to help people stay out of jail in the first place.

The state plans to implement the new initiative within the next year.


After decades of hopelessness for inmates in California prisons this is a turn in the right direction to stop this insidious cycle of returning to prison. The California Department of corruptions has been funding it's own pockets for decades. It's time to turn it around.

Jerry Brown puts the men and women on the streets with $200 and forces them to parole right back to the same area where they were arrested. They may have no friends and family members to give them support, but they must still go to the street in the same neighborhood with the same group of often rogue cops standing by ready to re-arrest for any reason whatsoever. In the Scandanavian countries, released prisoners are given food, housing, a job and sent to live with family members. Brown wants them to come back to prison and he sets them up to fail.

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