According to Mulmat and Burke (2013), one of the reasons the Senate Bill 618 was implemented in by San Diego District Attorney’s is the increase of ex-offenders being paroled into communities without adequate resources and tools to set them up for success. Consequently, most of the offenders that were released were rearrested and for a new offense. The program was opened up to all nonviolent male and female offenders with a prison sentence of seven months to six years with an opportunity to participate
under their free will. The program does not reduce the sentence time; instead it maximizes the time being served to treat and improve ski...
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... traditional California correctional program as much as eight thousand dollars in savings. The Senate Bill 618 program does not need any improvement since it showed significant recidivism reduction and most importantly provided parolees with tools to build a successful foundation. Additionally, I believe the assessment is proof that the program works and no need to fix something that is not broken. Ultimately, the Senate Bill 618 San Diego was passed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2005 and became effective in 2006 (Mulmat, & Burke, 2013).
Mulmat, D. H., & Burke, C. (2013). Addressing offender reentry: Lessons learned from Senate Bill 618 San Diego prisoner reentry program. Corrections Today, 75(4), 24-27. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/criminaljusticeperiodicals/docview/1437302146/fulltextPDF/10C9B010D1704C24PQ/1 ?accountid=33337
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