California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a serious challenge for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This is because the department’s staff and the populations they oversee—which include adult inmates and parolees and certain youth offenders—are often in close proximity to one another. As of …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: State Correctional Spending Increased Despite Significant Population Reductions Over the past decade, the state has taken various actions that have significantly reduced the number of inmates and parolees under the supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). …continue reading

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) uses an inmate classification system to assign inmates to different housing security levels and varying degrees of supervision during their daily activities. Assignment to a housing security level is generally based on inmates’ assessed risk of misconduct—referred to as their “housing score.” …continue reading