The public is invited to attended two community forums in Contra Costa County this week on the state prison Realignment Act and its effect on local government.
The state has been shifting the responsibility of incarcerating so-called low-risk inmates to California counties since October under Assembly Bill 109 in an effort to alleviate prison overcrowding.
The Community Corrections Partnership is asking for public input to creating its plan to best respond to the shift in responsibility in hopes of designing a system that will benefit Contra Costa County residents.
The first meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, in room 107 of the county administration building at 651 Pine St. in Martinez. A second forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Richmond City Council chamber, located at 4440 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond.