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The CAD Program: No Jail and No Criminal Charges

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2016

California courts have recognized that slapping a guilty verdict and giving out a punishment is not necessarily the most efficient way to try and keep criminals from continuing to break the law. Not everyone will respond to that particular method. The CAD program, which stands for Community Accountability Diversion, is an alternative to traditional court … Continue reading The CAD Program: No Jail and No Criminal Charges

A snapshot of California’s compassionate release program

Posted in Criminal Law,Uncategorized on April 29, 2015

What is compassionate release? In 2011 California adopted legislation that allows the state to parole some categories of very ill prisoners[1] before the end of their sentence.[2] This system was recently expanded in 2014 as part of the State’s on-going efforts to reduce prison overcrowding. Under the program, prison medical staff are responsible for assessing … Continue reading A snapshot of California’s compassionate release program