California Votes To Keep Criminal Justice ChangesCalifornia has upheld several criminal justice changes, endorsing recent efforts to ease mass incarceration by reducing penalties and allowing for earlier releases. Voters also appeared likely to maintain the state’s current cash bail system as a majority opted for the status quo on both criminal justice ballot measures.
Prop 20 Proponents Promise Crime Crackdown; Opponents Say Cost Outweighs BenefitsProposition 20 would increase penalties for certain property crimes and repeated parole violations and it would make it more difficult for some convicted felons to qualify for early parole and release.
California Voters to Review Criminal Justice, Bail ReformsCalifornia voters will consider rolling back a host of criminal justice changes in what amounts to a referendum on whether the progressive state has become too lenient.
District Attorneys, Victims' Groups Urge Proposition 20 OppositionA letter, sponsored by several of the largest crime victims' organizations in California, was sent to mayors of the state's 13 largest cities Thursday, urging them to oppose Proposition 20 -- a statewide initiative that they believe will increase incarceration rates and costs, while cutting investments in services necessary to help survivors.
Props 20 & 27: Redistricting Panel ExpandedCalifornians have voted to expand the role of an independent commission tasked with redrawing the state’s legislative districts.
Voters Consider Redrawing California District LinesWho should draw lines for California elections? That's a contentious subject that would be decided next week when votes were tallied on a pair of dueling initiatives, Proposition 20 and Proposition 27.
Ballot Items Aim To Alter California RedistrictingThe independent commission tasked with redrawing California's legislative districts does not yet exist, but voters in November will have the opportunity to either expand its reach or dismantle it entirely.