Designed to reduce crowding in California prisons, the state plans to release thousands of inmates from the state prison system, and communities are in an uproar over how to receive them in this time of severe budget restraints at the state and local government levels.
“People are fearful,” said Glover. “It is understandable, since the recidivism rate among the formerly incarcerated is around 75 percent.” To clear the air of the some of the rumors swirling throughout the community, Glover will hold the Town Hall meeting May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room (109) of Los Medanos College.
Contra Costa County is in the midst of creating a strategic plan among county and nonprofit agencies to put an infrastructure in place to help prisoners transition back into the community, said Glover. A status report on that process will be presented at the Town Hall.