BSCC Response to Shackling Policy Report

February 18, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections is very interested in the findings in the Legal Services for Prisoners with Children report “No More Shackles” released today. We, too, are concerned with helping counties comply with the state statute on the shackling of pregnant women (Penal Code 3407). It’s important to note that the report cites no evidence that Read More »

LA County Jail Education Programs Transform Lives

February 3, 2014
“It’s so remarkable to see human intelligence triumph over bad behavior,” Sheriff Leroy Baca of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jan. 16, 2014. “We’re confined, but our minds are always free to learn,” inmate Solomon Brown, 30. “If you occupy their minds you don’t have violence issues. It was a culture change for us, Read More »

New Strategy for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Allocations

January 1, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections in January approved a new strategy for awarding federal justice department grants to focus on education, gangs and crime prevention. Communities applying for the approximately $20 million in grant funding now also must form committees of stakeholders, including community members, law enforcement and representatives of nonprofit organizations, to Read More »

BSCC Awards Cities Funding To Fight Gangs

December 18, 2013
Twenty California cities will receive $9.2 million to fund an array of anti-gang programs proven effective in local communities, the Board of State and Community Corrections announced today. The successful cities must match the state allocation, which means a total of $18.4 million will be pumped into programs aimed at curbing gang crime and gang Read More »