Tag: prison reform

San Antonio Police Crime Scene. (AP File Photo: Eric Gay)

Proposition 47 Wins ‘Golden Fleece Award’ for Failure

Proposition 47, the criminal justice reform initiative passed by California voters in 2014, has won the Independent Institute’s “Golden Fleece Award,” for a “state or local agency or government initiative that swindles taxpayers or breaks the public trust.”

Jerry Brown Kamala Harris (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Proposition 57: Jerry Brown’s Early Release For Violent Criminals

Governor Jerry Brown has placed before voters this November a ballot measure deceptively titled the “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” – when it might be more accurately dubbed the “Let Violent Criminals Out Of Prison Early Act of 2016.”