The LA County probation system is complaining that state officials regularly do not notify them of the pending release of potentially dangerous clients in enough time to set up a plan for them, sometimes the notice in fact does not arrive until after the felon is released from custody.
According to an AP article that hit print today (and which I am unable to link to) Dustin Kinnear, who is believed to have stabbed a woman to death in Hollywood, was one such. The probation department got a one day advance notice of his release back in April.
Current law requires that CDCr send local probation departments information on released state prisoners 30 days prior to that release. Sometimes that just doesn't happen. Also now many of the probation department clients are being released from local custody, not state custody.
LA is estimating they get about 15-20% of their release notices late. San Diego says 14% is normal for them.
I think any reasonable interpretation of the system would say that the laws were changed in too big a rush, with too little input from people who work in the system. There was inadequate ramp-up time and the interaction of the various agencies involved was not adequately addressed. Other than that, it is mostly OK.
It will probably get better. The question is how many more murders by how many unsupervised homicidal nutters will be necessary before it does get better.