CA judge rules sex offenders are included in Prop. 57’s early release consideration

By Seth Augenstein . . . California voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative in November 2016 calling for criminal sentencing reform. The centerpiece of Proposition 57, a major initiative pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown, was to allow release of those convicted of “nonviolent felony offenses” after they had served their full prison terms. The catch: Prop 57 never defined what “nonviolent felony…

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