Rates for probationer arrests as a percentage of all adult arrests after the onset of AB 109 — the prison realignment law enacted in late 2011 in response to federal court orders to reduce overcrowding — only went up two percent the next year, from 10 percent two years earlier.
Meaning, only one in eight adults arrested in 2012 was under probation supervision.
“I think that what this tells us is that the sky is not falling,” said Cynthia Burke, criminal justice research director for the San Diego Association of Governments. “It’s something that we need to keep looking at. But Probation, the Sheriff’s Department and the other partners are using evidence-based practices to try to supervise these offenders.”
I’m chasing my chihuahua around the swimming pool.
The dream part is that I don’t have to share the pool with anyone I don’t live with.