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Study shows increase in jail violence

Ryan Patten, chair of the political science department, co-authored a report studying the connection between increased jail violence and the release of non-violent offenders from jails. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Jovanna Garcia

November 18, 2014

Jail violence has increased in California since the criminal justice realignment bill, AB 109, passed in 2011, according to a study by members of the Chico State Political Science Department. Political science department members Jon Caudill, Ryan Patten, Matthew O. Thomas and Sally Anderson worked with University of ...

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