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Governor Signs Sweeping Plan to Save Billions in Corrections Costs and End Court Oversight of State Prisons

Many of the improvements in California prisons are due to the reduction in overcrowding made possible by Public Safety Realignment signed into law by Governor Brown last year. Since Realignment took effect, CDCR’s offender population has dropped by approximately 23,000 inmates. Overcrowding has been reduced from a high of more than 200 percent of design capacity to approximately 152 percent today. These declines are projected to continue through further implementation of Public Safety Realignment.

The blueprint, titled “The Future of California Corrections,” can be read