Mandatory Supervision
The Benefits of Evidence Based Supervision under Public Safety Realignment


State prison and probation are two ends of the response continuum traditionally available to judges who sentence felony offenders in California. Realignment has given the courts the additional tool of “split sentencing.” A split sentence allows a judge to split the time of a sentence between a jail term and a period of supervision by a probation officer known as “mandatory supervision.”

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