Collateral Consequences of Interstate Transfer of Prisoners
| Cataloged on:
Oct. 30, 2012
ANNOTATION: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [CDCR] “released plans in April 2012, to return out-of-state inmates to state facilities and terminate its contracts with private out-of-state facilities by FY 2015-16 (CDCR, 2012a). This proposal estimates savings of $318 million (CDCR, 2012a, p.28). In addition to cost savings, returning out-of-state inmates is a sound public policy decision. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the effects of out-of-state transfers on inmates and families, to evaluate the potential public safety and policy merits of CDCR’s proposal” (p. 1). Sections of this brief include: introduction; historical context; conditions of care and rehabilitation; further collateral consequences; and conclusion. Benefits will also arise from the reduction of problems experienced by the prisoners, families, communities, and society in general due to conditions in the contracted facilities, opportunities for rehabilitation, visitation, and parental separation.