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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

California proposal to regulate executive clemency

The story is from the San Diego Union Tribune:

Sacramento — The Assembly Public Safety Committee Tuesday approved legislation to crack open the now-secretive clemency process.

The unanimous vote delivered an early victory to prosecutors and families furious over former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s surprise order to more than halve the prison sentence imposed on the son of a political ally involved in a murder at San Diego State University.

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Assembly Bill 648 would require that prisoners applying for early release or a pardon notify county prosecutors, who then would inform victims and their families who may want to protest. The notice would have to be given 30 days before a governor can act on the request.

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