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MODESTO, CA - The Modesto Police Department and Stanislaus County Sheriff's Officeboth are making it clear this week they're not happy with the state's prison realignment process.

"Immediately, we're seeing an increase in property crimes and in violent crimes,"Sheriff AdamChristianson said.

His comments came after Modesto police officials released a statement describing the elements of a "drug deal gone bad" Tuesday that led to four people being shot in Modesto and in Ceres.

Thestatement said one of the suspects had been "recently released from state prison under the AB 109 program."

AB 109 is also known as realignment, which reduced the state's prison population.

The program puts offenders back into their local communities once they're released, but then keeps them in local jails, if they're re-arrested on a variety of less serious offenses.

By Tim Daly, tdaly@news10.net

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