Is California's prison realignment working?

Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail Grant Slater/KPCC

In order to reduce overcrowding, California courts are sentencing some non-violent felons to serve terms in county jails rather than state prisons. KPCC reporters are turning to the public to find how how well the plan -- called realignment -- is working.

If you have some first-hand knowedge of California courts, jails, prisons, parole or probation systems, you have knowledge that can help KPCC cover this change. If you live in a neighborhood that is affected by the change in sentencing and probation systems, you also can help shape our coverage by sharing what you know.

It's confidential, so nothing you share will be aired or published without your permission. A KPCC journalist will read what you write and respond by email.