Here in CA, we just passed prison realignment. We have paroled hundreds of pedophiles with ankle bracelets yet downsized the parole department. Pedophiles are cutting off their anklets in masses and there's nothing we can do until they re-offend. So another child need to lose their innocence before we can lock him back up.
Crime rates have gone up due to the inmates released. It's a wreck.
I've never understood releasing someone when we know they're a danger just because their sentence is up... but it happens every day. I also don't understand how someone spends 20+ years in a level 4 prison then they're free the next day to run their own lives. It's a recipe for disaster.