It has been over a year since AB 109 was signed into law, and since its enactment the results have had an overall negative impact on public safety in California. Crime is on the rise across the state and criminals are not being held accountable for their crimes, as there is literally no space in our county jails to house them. Those who have been sentenced to treatment programs are walking away from the programs, because there are no consequences forfailing to comply with the program’s regulations and attendance requirements. Thousands of inmates and pre-trial defendants charged with serious crimes are being released early from our local jails because of the overcrowding caused by the realignment of what were previously state prison inmates who are now required to be housed in our local communities.
AB 109 has seriously increased the risk to the public’s safety as is highlighted in the news almost daily.
Something must be done! Please sign this letter to day asking the Governor and the Members of the State Legislature to Repeal or significantly amend AB 109.