CA: State’s prison overhaul changes sentencing structures but leaves judges with little discretion

This is very similar to the situation in Ohio.  The prisons are overcrowded, after years of dickering the legislature passes legislation to keep lower level offenders out of prison, and then there is backlash due to the infringement on judicial discretion.  Read more on CA here.

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One thought on “CA: State’s prison overhaul changes sentencing structures but leaves judges with little discretion

  1. […] Well, Oregonians, sounds like you’re gearing up to follow CA and OH’s lead to pass legislation to keep nonviolent felons out of prison, just be prepared for the judicial backlash. […]

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