Court's Overview Article - Quick view of Realignment legislation goals (link will open in new window)
"Rethinking the State-Local Relationship: Corrections," by Dean Misczynski, adjunct policy fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California
This article from the Public Policy Institute of California addresses the changes that Realignment brings to the adult corrections system, and outlines some of the concerns imbedded in the "vast experiment."
AOC Memorandum - FAQ Sheet
This memorandum provides responses to the most frequently asked questions about the Realignment Act and its implementation. FAQ sheet updated after ABx1-17 was signed.
"Felony Sentencing Following Enactment of 2011 Realignment Legislation," by J. Richard Couzens, Judge (Ret.) & Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Div. 8
Updated: Sept. 2012
A discussion of some of the sentencing issues related to Realignment as the statutes currently exist. Article updated after cleanup legislation passed.
"Awarding Conduct Credits Following Enactment of 2011 Realignment," by J. Richard Couzens, Judge (Ret.) & Tricia A. Bigelow, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Div. 8
Updated: Aug. 2012
A guide to trial judges and counsel as they navigate their way through the maze of changing rules and credit formulas following the enactment of the Realignment Act of 2011. Article updated after cleanup legislation passed