The Chief Probation Officer in LA County, Jerry Powers, has said that about 15,000 AB109 clients have been released into the community with zero supervision and that this is very likely to result in an increase in crime. (Do you think?)
The article linked here from the LA Daily News today says that Powers is “very concerned” about the issue. His department has been, at least theoretically, responsible for about 20,000 probationers and about 16,000 persons in actual custody who would have, under the previous law, gone to the state slammer.
The article is not too long and is very much worth the read. Thanks to Caroline for the link.