Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sentencing Initiative Moves Forward on Streets, in Court

A proposed ballot initiative to revamp California’s criminal sentencing laws is still headed to the ballot, but it’s also working its way through the courts. Governor Jerry Brown’s “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” would change the way juveniles are sent to adult courts, and expand parole and good time credits for adult inmates. The California District Attorneys Association is trying to block the initiative from the ballot, saying the measure was illegally amended at the last minute to include the adult sentencing changes. Christopher Martinez reports.