Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This Sacramento Bee op-ed argues that the $50 to $100 million saved under California's Proposition 47 by recategorizing several low-level felonies as misdemeanors will be reinvested in mental health care and drug treatment, which will reduce the risk of recidivism, thereby lessening the burden on the state's already overflowing prisons and jails.
- "Prop. 47: A simple step toward reducing mass incarceration"
- SCOTUS denies review of decision requiring California to monitor compliance with ADA by local jails