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CA: East Bay braces for influx of released prisoners
CoCo Times on Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/4/10 | Paul Burgarino

Posted on 04/04/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Bracing for an influx of newly released prisoners, East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime.

The concern has reached a critical point because state legislation has relaxed restrictions on parolees and led to the early release of prisoners considered low risk. The state sought the changes to save money and to ease prison overcrowding and health care problems.

The state aims to decrease the prison population by tens of thousands over the next two to three years.

Though there is no way to know exactly how many will return to the East Bay, between 1,700 and 2,200 new state parolees are expected over the next three years in Alameda County, according to Superivsor Keith Carson's office.

As of January, Alameda County had about 3,800 state parolees while Contra Costa had about 1,400, according to figures from the state Department of Corrections.

Alameda County has an estimated 3,600 residents on felony probation from County Jail, and Contra Costa has 2,400.

Although the legislators promised to keep dangerous felons behind bars, The Associated Press reported this week that some violent offenders have been among those released.

Although county leaders acknowledge that many will revert to habits that landed them in prison in the first place, they believe others want to change and will need help to do so.

"The concern is those returning from prison won't have a chance to be successful without services in place," said Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover, who represents much of East County.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; eastbay; influx; prisoners

1 posted on 04/04/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

“Bracing for an influx of newly released prisoners, East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime.”

BOHICA


2 posted on 04/04/2010 10:01:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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It’s become a bastion of wayward desperate souls seeking another chance, dumped backed into a hellhole by the same system that created them.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 10:03:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

...sounds like a job for "Epic Beard Man"

4 posted on 04/04/2010 10:05:04 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge

Part of the State’s job is to PROTECT it’s citizens.

This release of prisoners is outrageous.

I think we all need to read out State’s Constitution and find out just what these people have been up to that our Constitution does not allow.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 10:05:13 AM PDT by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

New voters for the dems.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 10:08:16 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: NormsRevenge
What incentive to these released inmates have to avoid a life of crime? They won't be going back into prison anyway!

I really hope this situation finally educates the idiot liberal majority living in California that this is not how you run a state. Unfortunately they will most likely vote to raise taxes again.

7 posted on 04/04/2010 10:11:50 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

OMG where has this guy been!!!


8 posted on 04/04/2010 10:18:43 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
We're gonna need someone to replace Jack Bauer soon, can Epic Beard Man be the one?
9 posted on 04/04/2010 10:24:42 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And we pay people with our tax dollars to come up with these ideas. Ideas that lead to heightened crime levels.Of course, the heightened crime levels require the vast expansion of bureaucracies offering them services at taxpayer expense. Where do these released felons find work when law-abiding citizens are finding so few? The mind boggles.


10 posted on 04/04/2010 10:29:30 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; Carry_Okie; DoughtyOne; All

John Eastman, who is running for Atty. general in California has something to say about this.

http://www.eastmanforag.com/

John Eastman on the State’s Prison System and Pledge to Defend Californians’ Right to Security
April 2nd, 2010

What a surprise. The Associated Press is reporting here that our Legislature’s early release program, prodded by intrusive federal court orders, is resulting in the release of violent felons back onto our streets and into our neighborhoods. And here’s another “out-on-the-limb” prediction—the budget savings of $1 Billion, claimed by both Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrat Assembly Speaker Karen Bass at the time the early release program was passed by the Legislature, will never materialize. Because most of the costs of running our state prison system are salaries for the prison guards, reducing the prison population would not result in much of a savings, unless the Legislature was also planning to lay off prison guards, a dangerous move since California’s ratio of prisoners to prison guards is already too high. Moreover, those erroneous estimates did not include the costs associated with the predictable increases in crime that will surely flow from releasing violent felons back onto the streets.

Of course, only so much blame belongs with the Legislature. The fact is, this would not have happened but for erroneous legal rulings issued by a three-judge federal court bent on becoming the overseers of our state prison system, over the tepid opposition of both our current Attorney General, Democrat Jerry Brown, and his Democrat predecessor, Bill Lockyer. They have not even bothered to appeal these overreaching judicial decisions. We need an Attorney General who will vigorously oppose the federal court takeover of our prison system and defend the security of law-abiding citizens of this State.

http://www.eastmanforag.com/news/john-eastman-on-californiase


11 posted on 04/04/2010 10:33:05 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB
Thanks AuntB. This is a classic example of how CA public employee unions and liberal legislators blackmail taxpayers into digging deeper into their pockets to send more money to Sacramento.

If the flow of tax money to public employee union thugs begins to decrease, look for state park closings, transit slow-downs, limited courthouse hours, shorter school days -- anything to cause pain to average citizens -- just to let taxpayers know who's *really* running the state. Cuts of real waste are never made.

12 posted on 04/04/2010 10:48:36 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s ok.....cuz ya know they also relaxed the CCW laws too........

.....oh!....what’s that....they release felon to the streets and kept the citizens defenseless....??


13 posted on 04/04/2010 11:15:26 AM PDT by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime."

Yeah right, that's it, criminals commit their crimes because of a lack of social services. Got it.

14 posted on 04/04/2010 11:49:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: G Larry

CCW? Definitely not in the East Bay. Not unless you are a politician or basketball player or some other numbered among the Royalty? The little people are afforded no such “rights” in the SF Oakland Bay Area.

I wonder if Dianne Feinstein is still packing her little gun. Count on it.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 12:04:58 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: NormsRevenge

East bay is a weird leave it to beaver place.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 1:31:11 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: NormsRevenge

Bracing for an influx of newly released prisoners, East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime.

Hahahahahahaha! Fat chance.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 7:47:23 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: AuntB; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
This is why I'm glad I finally found some cheap ammo for target practicing and am seeking out a hand gun for Mrs. Waspman to target practice with, too!!!

On a good day, under perfect traffic conditions, it takes any Sherrif's deputy 25 minutes going "code 3" to get here and the Wasp's nest could easily become a crime scene because of the crime these government officials are allowing to happen. Yes, including the dip-wad judges!!!

When any of those desperados comes climbin up here in the Sierra to keep from goin back to prision/jail they are too stupid to realize that we don't tolerate their slovenly idiocy backed by their abject desperation!!!

We're puttin that sign back up on our property boundary that says: "We shoot every third trespasser and the second one just left!!!"

18 posted on 04/04/2010 8:45:55 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

“This is why I’m glad I finally found some cheap ammo for target practicing and am seeking out a hand gun for Mrs. Waspman to target practice with, too!!!
On a good day, under perfect traffic conditions, it takes any Sherrif’s deputy 25 minutes going “code 3” to get here and the Wasp’s nest could easily become a crime scene because of the crime these government officials are allowing to happen. Yes, including the dip-wad judges!!!”

I believe that Ruger still makes its single action 6 shot 22/22 mag pistol.

Mrs Wasp can practice with the 22 long rifle with less kick, noise and cost/round. Then, she can have it at home or where ever in the 22 mag load.

No one wants to stop a 22 mag hollow point with any part of their body.


19 posted on 04/05/2010 7:37:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Use your $'s as weapons! Boycott Gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress.)
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To: SierraWasp

Oh No! ! ! ! !

2 armed and dangerous STINGERS——ON THE LOOSE

You and mrs. Waspman remind of some lyrics from an “Exiles on Main Street” song——sung with anger

FEEL LIKE MURDER IN THE 1st DEGREE


20 posted on 04/05/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Wull, we'd be up on yonder power poll sharpenen our stingers, but they bees barbed an we don't wanna shear off the danged barbs which would allow those being stang ta become unstung unless restung temporarily, if ya knows what I mean.

We ain't honey bees, ya know and we do mean beesness, Meester NAILER person!!! Have yew evur been "stung with anger?" Just don't come round here snappin yer towel on any of our nests, ya heah??? (we've a wee bit of a southern accent frum visitin them killer bees up frum Mexicuns actin like intruders)

21 posted on 04/05/2010 11:25:21 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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