Assemblymember Al MuratsuchiSACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was appointed to the newly-established Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment. This committee will be responsible for reviewing the current challenges facing the state justice’s system, consider fiscal and other impacts and discuss mitigations.

“As a former prosecutor, addressing issues such as realignment and prison overcrowding is very important to me to keep South Bay communities safe from harm,” stated Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “I’m privileged to be working with my colleagues and the Governor to find solutions to problems that our state’s criminal justice system is currently facing.”

This select committee is tasked with guiding the Assembly’s efforts to work with the Governor in finding solutions to the state’s longtime criminal justice and prison challenges. For example, one of its primary jobs will be to identify ways to improve prison realignment.

Additionally, the select committee will address pre-incarceration diversion and sentencing, programming during incarceration, preparing for re-entry in the final months of prison and post-release, and non-corrections based solutions.

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) made the appointment. The committee will hold its first hearing on Monday, October 21 in Sacramento.

Assemblymember Muratsuchi represents the 66th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance and the unincorporated communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.

Please visit the Assemblymember’s website, for more information.