Sunday, September 25, 2011


What a novel idea.

By Jeff Doyle

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 22, 2011

SACRAMENTO -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced plans to “make state parole supervision better” through the implementation of a “Self Service Parole Model” for non-violent, non-sex-offenders under the authority of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Brown indicated the projected costs savings realized through self-parole would be reallocated to augment AB 109 realignment funding.

“Placing thousands of offenders under their own supervision is key to the whole realignment process,” Governor Brown said. “We will do whatever it takes to hold offenders accountable to themselves because public safety is the number one responsibility of government. I recognize that and I want to achieve it.”

In April, Governor Brown signed AB 109, a landmark law that realigns certain responsibilities for lower level offenders and parolees from state to local jurisdictions. ….. Self Service Parole will allow the state to save more money, while placing responsibility for offenders on others–In this case, it is the offenders themselves.

Governor Brown expects that offenders who use drugs or otherwise violate their parole conditions, will voluntarily submit parole violation reports and urine specimens, as well as summon police in the event they want to be arrested.

EDITOR’S NOTE: While Jeff submitted this post as a parody, it probably isn’t all that far from the truth. When you have what is officially designated as ‘Non-Revokable Parole’ you are really giving parolees carte blanche to screw up without fear of having their parole revoked.

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