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November 2016 General Election

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Proposition 57 - Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing.

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

 

Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Certain state prison inmates convicted of nonviolent felony offenses would be considered for release earlier than otherwise. The state prison system could award additional sentencing credits to inmates for good behavior and approved rehabilitative or educational achievements. Youths must have a hearing in juvenile court before they could be transferred to adult court.

A NO vote on this measure means: There would be no change to the inmate release process. The state's prison system could not award additional sentencing credits to inmates. Certain youths could continue to be tried in adult court without a hearing in juvenile court.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments and the full proposition text.

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Media Coverage

Follow the Money

Check the Secretary of State's total amounts raised on propositions or the Fair Political Practices Commission's list of Top Ten donors for information on donors supporting or opposing this measure. Visit Voters Edge for additional campaign finance analysis.

 

 

This page was first published on April 16, 2016 | Last updated on October 2, 2016
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