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Proposition 36: Implementation and Adjudication

On May 2nd, Stanford Law School is hosting a conference on the safe and effective implementation of Proposition 36.  

Learning from lifers: sentencing reforms based on empirical evidence

A January 2013 CDCR study finds that “lifers recidivate at markedly lower rates than those who serve determinate sentences.” While this is not necessarily surprising to criminal justice stakeholders, it does raise a data-driven reason for pursuing sentencing reform.

For real prison reform, look beyond the Non-Non-Nons
Last week, while defiantly declaring the end of California's prison crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted further reductions in prison overcrowding "cannot be achieved without the early release of inmates serving time for serious or violent felonies," a move that would "jeopardize public safety." In other words, now that Realignment is sending low-level offenders to local custody instead of state prison, those who remain in prison need to stay there to protect the public. This unfounded…

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