Jerry Brown, with Crime Victims, Ignores Prison Releases

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

When Governor Jerry Brown rallied with crime victims on steps of the State Capitol Thursday, he did not mention his 2016 ballot proposal seeking accelerated release for numerous prison inmates.

The rally was held by the Crime Victims United of California.

According to Capital Public Radio, Brown’s ballot proposal “would allow nonviolent inmates to be paroled after serving their basic sentences – without extra penalties known as enhancements – if they earn credits for good behavior, education and rehabilitation.” Brown said, “When people are sent away, most of them do come back, depending on what their crime was. So we want to make sure they don’t come back worse.”

Brown was not alone in passing over the subject of accelerated release. None of the other speakers “mentioned [Brown’s] November ballot proposal to overhaul criminal justice sentencing” either.

Recently, Brown has come under criticism for rising crime rates in the wake of his Proposition 47, which reduced some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and allowed some prisoners to go free early.

In November, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell blamed Prop 47 for a spike in crime. San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore voiced similar sentiments.

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