Monday, January 31, 2011

Shasta County #2 in State Prison Population per 1,000. Humboldt #27.

I really don't know what to make of the numbers. Either the Shasta County DA's office is doing a better job at putting people away, or they are over prosecuting offenders. But neighboring counties Tehama and Butte are also in the top ten in the state. Hmmm. And why is it that Humboldt County has more Violent offenses per 100,000 than Shasta? (413 to 293) And Humboldt has more Drug offenses per 100,000? (579 to 308) And yet we have less people behind bars? Could someone explain what this all means?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Plea deals. Apologists defended the practice in the last election in an attempt to paint our rate as normal.

Anonymous said...

1% of our entire adult male population is incarcerated. More than any other western modern society.

WAKE UP PEOPLE.

I expect more from you Richard. If you seem to be indicating we ought to be throwing more people into prison, I am ashamed to have looked to you for political advice. But then again, you are pro-union. And the prison union is one of the most powerful in the country.

kymkemp.com said...

Where did you get the stats? It sounds like an interesting site.

samoasoftball said...

kym:

http://stats.doj.ca.gov/cjsc_stats/

8:50pm-Just making observations not assumptions.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Jackson because of this. This county is a mess and its dangerous. But god forbid we interrupt the flow of unrestrained pot. Richard, four more of my friends are planning to leave the county. The number of folks I know who have left the last five years is really troubling to me. My wife and I are discussing leaving too and I can't really argue with her reasons.

Anonymous said...

Where are you anti-pot people? Go to your Board of Supervisor meetings and tell them hell no! They are considering right now how to make it more legal and how to intertwine more and more of this community with Marijuana. Tell them hell no!

Eric Kirk said...

Is it a bragging point for us, or a concern? You can interpret either way in the absence of additional data.

Personally, I'm glad we're not number 2.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a superficial view on a complex subject. For a larger perspective on the need for criminal justice reform, check out these links....

http://www.besmartoncrime.org/pdf/Complete.pdf

Smart on Crime Report, 2011

The Sentencing Project (February 10, 2011) joined with more than 40 of the nation’s leading criminal justice reform organizations to release a comprehensive report examining the nation’s criminal justice system.

The new report, Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress, reviews federal policy and offers recommendations for reform in 16 key criminal justice areas. These include sentencing policy, juvenile justice, reentry, and overall systems change.

https://www.rightoncrime.com/

RightOnCrime.com is the one-stop source for conservative ideas on criminal justice.

RightOnCrime.com is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a research institute in Austin, TX committed to limited government, free markets, private property rights, individual liberty and personal responsibility.


http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/42452.pdf

(CRS Issue Brief for Congress)

http://www.kcba.org/druglaw/index.aspx l

http://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition)