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Sat May 1, 2021, 12:28 AM

76,000 California inmates now eligible for earlier releases

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Source: Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.

More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.

The new rules take effect Saturday but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier. Corrections officials say the goal is to reward inmates who better themselves while critics said the move will endanger the public.

Under the change, more than 10,000 prisoners convicted of a second serious but nonviolent offense under the state’s “three strikes” law will be eligible for release after serving half their sentences. That’s an increase from the current time-served credit of one-third of their sentence.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/california-health-coronavirus-government-and-politics-0b559c17fb982e97c820376c506d6fe5



Headline has been revised to be less inflammatory.

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Hugh_Lebowski May 1 #1
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Iggo May 1 #2
greenjar_01 May 1 #3
aggiesal May 1 #4
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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:54 AM

1. Great clickbait headline from AP ...

Reading the story shows ... it's bullshit.

Thanks for sharing the story SBD, not directed at you

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:32 AM

5. The headline has now been revised nt

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 01:34 AM

2. Nice headline.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 01:35 AM

3. Their sentences were too high to begin with

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:36 AM

4. Regardless if this is BS, this should have been done after the Recall ...

Every opposing candidate will throw this in Newsom's face.

Not very good optics.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #4)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:46 AM

6. AP wants to help the recall. This is not new, but they are putting it in the news to attack Newsome

This is part of a national effort (except Republican fascist states) to undo the harm of the laws that created "lifetime criminals from thin air back in the 80s and the beginning of that 20 year long, "tough on crime," movement.

The movement that created criminals out of thin air by upgrading thousands of misdemeanors to felonies, enhancing sentencing, the practice of charging each arrested person with as many crimes as possible, and of course the constant creation of new crimes.



The "tough on crime," war was a war against the poorest people of this nation, keep all those poor men, especially young men of color in jail so there would be no rebellion. While the unions were destroyed, jobs went offshore, and illegal immigrants were brought in to take the lowest paying jobs, permanently reducing the wages for all ag and food processing work.

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