Assemblymember Eggman: Realignment Adjustments Needed

Monday, April 22, 2013

(Sacramento) - Assemblymembers Susan Talamantes Eggman, (D-Stockton) and Ken Cooley, (D-Rancho Cordova) are calling for changes to parole requirements for criminals. They previewed their legislation (Assembly Bill 601) at a joint press conference in advance of a hearing on their bill to restore prison as an option for the incarceration of parole violators. "The way realignment handles the parole of dangerous, violent felons needs to be adjusted to reality. We must have prison as an option when other measures have failed." said Assemblymember Eggman. Under prison realignment, higher risk offenders are still supervised by state parole, but may no longer be returned to prison for violating parole, and face a maximum of up to 180 days in county jail. Many jails, including the San Joaquin County Jail, are forced to release inmates early because they are already at maximum capacity. Here's more in This Assembly Access video.