Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 is an important tool to allow California to regain control of its criminal justice system, and set us on a path to a more rational and effective approach to public safety. 

This initiative grew out of years of intense conversation with a host of parties, including law enforcement, district attorneys, police chiefs, representatives of probation departments, rehabilitation groups, and other concerned parties that have a long- term interest in the criminal justice system. 

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An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents

On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.

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When I was elected in 2010, I found a prison system bursting at the seams, zero rehabilitation and a shocking recidivism rate approaching 70%. The penal code, littered with thousands of provisions, had become utterly counterproductive and a far cry from a fair and effective system of criminal jus... Read more

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Gov. Brown to seek November ballot initiative to relax mandatory prison sentences

By John Myers - Los Angeles Times Almost four decades after he signed a law mandating strict sentences for the most serious crimes, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday moved to ease its effect, proposing inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses be given a chance at early release. Read more

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