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Senator Nielsen Opposes Governor’s Prison Plan

Governor Jerry Brown has submitted his plan to address the federal court’s order to reduce the state’s prison population by nearly 10,000 inmates . Former Chair of the State Board of Prison Terms and longtime opponent of Brown’s public safety plan, State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) is less than satisfied with the Governor’s proposal.
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Nielsen says the governor’s plan needs to be more comprehensive in addressing the many negative aspects of realignment.
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Nielsen also says that allowing prisoners to earn sentence reductions through “good behavior” is not really earned credit.

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With the governor’s document falling short, Nielsen hops that he will bring in experts to develop an alternative.
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Nielsen suggests that closed community corrections facilities like the one in Live Oak should be reopened until the state can build adequate capacity.

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