Officials: Homelessness among parolees could undermine success of California prison reforms

  • by: GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 3:25 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would help them stay clean, find jobs and avoid committing new crimes.

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