Monday, May 23, 2011

Governor Edmund G. Brown and Secretary Cate respond to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Plata:

“The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that California must reduce its prison population. In its ruling, the Supreme Court recognized that the enactment of AB 109 is key to meeting this obligation. We must now secure full and constitutionally guaranteed funding to put into effect all the realignment provisions contained in AB 109. As we work to carry out the Court’s ruling, I will take all steps necessary to protect public safety.”

Find CDCR Secretary Cate’s statement about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming a three-judge court’s population reduction order, information, fact sheets, and links to graphics by visiting target="_blank"

Monday, May 16, 2011

AB 94

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed AB 94 (Budget Committee) on May 10, 2011, which makes technical changes to previous public safety realignment legislation to ease local access and utilization of jail construction funding. AB 94 reduces the match for AB 900 jail projects to 10 percent and requires CDCR and CSA to give funding preference to counties that relinquish certain local jail construction awards and agree to continue to help the state in siting reentry facilities. AB 94 also caps the amount a county may receive from the State Public Works Board’s (SPWB) issuance of bonds, notes, and bond anticipation notes to $100,00,000. AB 94 also makes some additional technical changes.

To view the bill in its entirety please visit the following link.