Senate President Pro Tem Perata’s Prison Reform Floor Speech


Senate President Pro Tem Perata’s prison reform floor speech – (For more, visit The Senate passed legislation today to increase prison beds, expand treatment programs for inmates and parolees and reform corrections management on a bipartisan 27-10 vote. AB 900 uses lease revenue bonds to generate .4 billion funding 53000 prison beds and expansions of rehabilitation programs. In addition, the measure sets a long list of conditions for the Department of Corrections to meet to eliminate gross mismanagement and improve rehabilitation, counseling, and mental health programs. The provisions are aimed at reducing the state’s high recidivism rate.


New drug treatment center opens in Fresno

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We absolutely have to have meaningful and ample beds in our jail to hold the bad guys who need to be there. With all that said, there are a number of people that will disassociate themselves from criminal behavior if we have a treatment program they …


Joseph K. Reeder: Programs could reduce addiction's impact

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Such a court will enable us to promote public safety and also increase the likelihood of rehabilitation by offering the accused, either on a pre-adjudicatory or post-adjudicatory basis, the opportunity to seek drug treatment as an alternative to prison …
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