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New Law May Lead to Early Release for Thousands of CA Prisoners

In November, Californians voted overwhelmingly to approve California Proposition 57, which was proposed by Governor Jerry Brown as part of an effort to reduce prison populations in our state. Now, there is a hotly debated public review underway to discuss policy changes that could lead to the early release of roughly 9,500 inmates over the next four years. A Los Angeles CBS affiliate reported last week that it may soon be possible for state prisoners to participate in self-help programs in order to receive credits that can be used for early release. This new endeavor may help to lower prison populations in...