Posts Tagged: correctional
An officer of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association at memorial services for fallen colleagues. (Photo: CCPOA)
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association was once one of the most visible – and powerful – political forces in Sacramento. It thrived with the state’s vast prison expansion and it muscled concessions from Democratic and Republican governors alike. But the CCPOA now is in transition. The 28,500-member union still has the power – but it keeps a far lower profile.
Under the law, minors are treated differently than adults.
After decades of prison planning work in California and around the country, I’ve seen two prevailing assumptions about crime and punishment begin to finally begin to crack after years of real-world testing.
The first is that prisons are the primary way to reduce crime. The second is that law enforcement will not support changes