Realignment (AB109)

In 2011, Governor Brown signed an Assembly Bill (AB109), which assisted California in reducing the inmate population in overcrowded prisons and closing the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons.

Inmates who are released from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) after serving a commitment for a non-serious, non-violent, or non-high-risk sex offense, may be eligible to be placed on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and supervised by their local county probation department.

PC1170 allows judges to suspend or split a prison sentence for defendants convicted of certain felonies. PC1170 also allows these prison sentences to be served in a local county jail, as opposed to a California state prison.