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The Revolving Prison Doors

CONTRA COSTA COUNTYS REVOLVING DOOR TO PRISON Contra Costa is at a crossroads, and can either cling to past habits and perpetuate the revolving door that has given California one of the highest recidivism rates in the country, while the county has some of the highest rates of incarceration and deportation in the US, or instead seize the new opportunities presented by realignment to transform the way they address crime, public safety, punishment and rehabilitation. 85% of Contra Costa County's Jail Population is Unsentenced, the 2nd Highest percentage in California Percentage of unsentenced jail population by county California spends $750 Million annualy on low level offenders who have committed, non-violent, non-sexual, and non-serious crimes Fresno Contra Costa Alameda Sacramento Sonoma State Wide It costs $100 a day to keep someone in jail waiting National Vs. $2.50 per day to monitor people with pretrial programs 20 40 60 80 Number of immigration arrests by county Contra Costa California has a Santa Clara Alameda San Francisco San Mateo recidivism rate of 57.8% 400 800 1200 1600 2000 Evidence Based Strategies Can Reduce Recidivsm Rates by 50% nMImmmiliTmmITminimiITAITTM Approximately $45.1 Million in realignment funding provided to the 25 largest counties in California has already been allocated for jail capacity expansion costs including 7,002 new jail beds and 722 new corrections related staff $50,000 per person per year vs. If the state of Califormia reduced its recidivism rate by 10% it would save the state $233.1 Million Annualy Incarceration: Supportive reintegration program: $7,000 per person INVEST IN PEOPLE NOT PRISONS Lets work to build a new Contra Costa, where people coming home have job, and educational opportunities to transorm their lives. The Safe Retum Project is one example where formerly incarcerated people are community organizers, researchers and policy advocates making an impact in Richmond today.

The Revolving Prison Doors

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California spends $750 million annualy on low level offenders who have commited non-violent, non-sexual, and non-serious crimes.


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