“Californians will have yet another opportunity to dramatically improve the way the criminal justice system works. This November, voters will decide whether the state should make nonviolent offenders eligible for parole after they’ve served their base prison terms.
“The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, Proposition 57, would increase the number of sentencing credits inmates may receive for completing rehabilitation programs and good behavior. It would require judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether or not juveniles should be tried in adult court. And, perhaps most importantly, it would allow nonviolent inmates to become eligible for parole after completing their primary sentences.”