AB 109 – Public Safety Realignment

In October 2011 California implemented AB 109, California Public Safety Realignment.  This law was created by Governor Jerry Brown and passed by the Democratic legislators in a 48 hour frenzy.  It was passed as part of the budget bill, allowing legislators to sidestep public debate.  Many of the legislators who voted for AB 109 never even read the 600 + page bill.  Crime Victims Action Alliance worked diligently to stop AB 109 from passing.  Unfortunately, our efforts were overshadowed by proponents lining up for the money that would go along with this proposed legislation.   Our opposition letter to the Governor was met with his signing of the bill into law.  Our continued efforts to warn the legislature and administration about the consequences of AB 109 were continually ignored.

Today we have a law that is causing crime rates to escalate in California. Criminals are not being held accountable for their actions.  There are fewer resources available to house and monitor criminals throughout the state at both the State and the local level.  Crime is on the rise.  Innocent people have been killed because of AB 109 flaws.  Yet, proponents of AB 109 continue to state that it is working.  You cannot disregard the facts.  AB 109 is a dangerous law.

Woman used as shield, blinded in Live Oak shooting

Fontana man who shot at SWAT, FBI was on AB 109 probation

Bakersfield shooting suspect arrested

Prison realignment parolee accused of rape

Jump in fugitive sex offenders higher than initially thought

17 News Special Report: Out of jail early

AB 109 adding to challenges for Placer jail, crime suppression

California Prison Reform: Public Safety, Victims, Employees be Damned

Crime up in Kern County: some blame AB 109

Crime rate up in Downtown LA; some blame AB 109

Crime is up; are AB 109 probationers to blame?

Two inmates escape Stanislaus County honor farm

Asm. Bill Berryhill: One Year after AB 109, Inmate Release Plan Puts Valley Families at Risk

Downtown Cops and AB 109


One year in to realignment, local law enforcement voice fears

1 dead, 2 hurt in Tower District stabbings

California jail overhaul assessed after 6 months

California unlikely to meet prison crowding reduction requirement

Two Calif. Officers Hurt by Woman Fleeing Stop

Violent offenders can be released under state prisoner realignment program

Ex-inmate tried to take Anderson officer’s gun, police say

Suspect arrested in stabbing, assault at Rio Linda bar

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Man jailed in rape of teenager

New law reduces oversight of parolees

Sheriff says jails almost full


Politics Over Public Safety


Plan for supervision of released prisoners off to a rough start

Prisoner exodus in California continues, sparking safety concerns

Shooting Suspect Identified, AB 109 Fails

AB 109 DECEPTION: Is the state dumping dangerous offenders at our doorstep?

County Struggling To Manage Increased Inmate Population

New law releases sex offender early; caught on video violating parole

Counties Struggle With New Probationers