ACSOL’s Conference Calls

Conference Call Recordings Online
Dial-in number: 1-712-770-8055, Conference Code: 983459

Monthly Meetings | Recordings (3/20 Recording Uploaded)
Emotional Support Group Meetings


Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reforms haven’t lived up to his billing

Nearly 15 months after launching what he called the “boldest move in criminal justice in decades,” Gov. Jerry Brown declared victory over a prison crisis that had appalled federal judges and stumped governors for two decades. … Brown’s realignment solution when he took office in 2011 required creating a new category of criminal — the non-serious, non-violent, non-sex-offender felon. Full Article

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...  
  • Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  • Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  • Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  • Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  • Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  • We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  • We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  • Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  • Please do not post in all Caps.
  • If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links.
  • We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  • We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  • Please choose a user name that does not contain links to other web sites
  • Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Look at the picture accompanying the story. Note that it takes four heavily armed guards to escort two SICK,OLD, men to the medical unit! BRAVE! Now think how many jobs you’re looking at. I think Jerry Brown must be subsidized by the Prison Guards Union.

I think your right!

Do read this excellent article that will give you an explanation of our state lege and the federal lege’s actions.

This is so, so stupid and I’m finding it hard to believe people are actually buying into this BS. The governor is just shuffling his victims around. The prison emergency in California is not over! What he has done is going to compound the problem and create more problems for the county jails. He claims “It is not going to create miracles overnight,” and I fully agree; it’s going to create a slew of other problems for the state and I’ll bet in a few years the prisons will be overflowing again along with the county jails. Brown said “the… Read more »

Governor Brown seems to be doing much to make this more of a police state than it already is. He is creating more problems and if anyone thinks he addressed any problem they are sadly mistaken.

I was doing a little research and discovered that the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) that’s the cops and the prison guards union here in California), created their very own victims rights organization!?!

It’s called “Crime Victims United” and they are based in Sacramento; how convenient. The source says they are a political action committee which promotes and pushes tough laws that increase the prison population!!!!Financial records show that since 2004 the only group that has funded “Crime Victims United” is the CCPOA!

It’s a sure bet they are all chummy with Brown.

While the work may be unpleasant, name one other occupation that pays 6 figures with a GED. That is a gravy train no one is jumping off voluntarily…

You are all so correct. I suggest that the hundreds of millions of dollars which are supposed to be spent on CCR rehabilitation programs, be given to the communities who actually “do” something for those returning to the streets. I am totally dependent on the community to welcome me back into society starting with a place to stay. Give the communities the money to help those transitioning back into society and more housing and programs can be made available for those starting their lives over. Communities care about the individual, the prison industry cares about themselves. Some might call it… Read more »

While awaiting sentencing, my loved one was a victim of a violent home invasion. During the ensuing investigation, it was determined that the perpetrators had been given early release due to the lawsuit filed by the prisoners in the California prison system. Identification was made through DNA testing and fingerprints found in our home. Two days after the home invasion, they came back to retrieve my husband’s vehicle that had been returned after the original invasion. However, according to the detectives, “they” couldn’t locate these individuals. I ask you: How can violent offenders get off parole/probation within six months of… Read more »

Let’s face it, people will complain how their being treated, yet in the next breath they’re calling for more police supervision more punishment for someone else who they don’t like. As long as people keep calling for more prison time for more offenses, and also will not open their pocket books to pay for it, what can any governor do but shift prisoners around. I guess he can pardon the excess if he doesn’t mind being recalled.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x