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The latest prison and sentencing reform news from California

By Douglas A. Berman

As detailed in this local article, headlined "California Assembly passes prison-cut plan less sweeping than Senate's," the drama surrounding prison and sentencing reform in California continues apace. Here are some of the details of the latest news: The California Assembly narrowly passed legislation Monday to alter the state's parole system and cut hundreds of millions from prison spending this year, but the plan may be doomed. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has vowed to withhold concurrence until the Assembly acts on even deeper cuts and systemic changes. "The Assembly took a good first step today but it's not a complete package," Steinberg said in a written statement. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said she is confident that negotiations in coming days will produce legislation to end the impasse...continue to full post

Full post as published by Sentencing Law and Policy on September 01, 2009 (boomark / email).

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