Public Hearing on Bail and Sentencing Update
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
State Capitol, Room 437

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    All written testimony submitted electronically is linked below.

    Public Hearing: 9 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    Realignment Brings New Pressures with Same Jail Constraints

    1. Margaret Mims, Sheriff, Fresno County

    Bail Industry See Bail Schedule Reform As Key to Pretrial Release

    1. Albert Ramirez, Attorney-at-Law, Fresno, CA

    Pre-trial Services Using Programming, Alternative Supervision

    1. Marlon Yarber, Interim Chief, Yolo County Probation Department
    2. Scott MacDonald, Chief Probation Officer, Santa Cruz County Department of Probation

    Sentencing Reform: The New San Francisco Sentencing Commission

    1. Tara Anderson, Grants and Policy Manager, Office of District Attorney George Gascón, City and County of San Francisco
    2. Catherine McCracken, Program Director, Sentencing Service Program, California Sentencing Institute, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco

    Additional Written Comments Solicited by the Commission:

    Carl V. Adams, President, California District Attorneys Association




Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Legislative Counsel Conference Room
925 L Street, Lower Level

(The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair.)

  1. Business Meeting Minutes from September 25 and October 23, 2012
  2. Draft – Energy Governance Report
  3. Draft – Biennial Report
  4. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    a) Summary of October 31, 2012 State Parks Advisory Committee Meeting
  5. Reports from Bureau of State Audits