The recent shift in incarceration policy being implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice has also sparked interest among the states concerning how best to reduce the number of individuals currently housed in state penal system facilities.
Colusa is a small town in California with a population of about 6,000. It has a significant amount of crime for a town of its size. In 2012, Colusa experienced 11 violent crimes and 170 property crimes.
The sixth largest city in California with about a half a million residents, Sacramento is the state capital and is located at the northern end of the Central Valley. A growing community, Sacramento naturally experiences its share of criminal activity during the course of any given year.