Saying it might have preempted the recent quadruple murders in Northridge, the Board of Supervisors demanded changes Tuesday to Gov. Jerry Brown's public safety realignment law so violent criminals released from state prison are monitored by armed parole officers, instead of merely being placed on probation.
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky noted the realignment law, AB 109, currently mandates that inmates released since Oct. 1, 2011, can be placed on probation if their last offense was nonviolent, nonserious and nonsexual (N3).
Realignment does not consider at an inmate's entire criminal record - only their last offense.
"Just because the person's last crime is a nonviolent crime doesn't mean he's nonviolent, (especially) if he's had one, two, or 10 previous violent convictions," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said.
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