Prop 47's Reduced Criminal Penalties Contributed to More TheftsCalifornia voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported Tuesday.
California Lawmaker Seeks To Expand DNA Gathering, Restrict Early ParoleThe measure would roll back criminal justice reforms implemented through voter-backed Proposition 47 in 2014 and Proposition 57 in 2016.
California Arrests Plunge, Lowest On Record Due To Prop 47A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history.
Female Populations Grow In U.S. Jails, But California Bucks The TrendThe number of female inmates in California jails declined by roughly .4 percent from 2014 to 2015.
Spike In Shoplifting Blamed On California Prop 47's Reduced PenaltiesPublic Policy Institute of California researcher Magnus Lofstrom noted a troubling increase in property crime in California's largest cities in the first half-year after Proposition 47 took effect.
Police Say Promised Prop. 47 Financial Benefits Aren’t Being Seen In San FranciscoProposition 47, passed by state voters last year, reduced a slew of non-violent felony crimes to misdemeanors, but police say the expected cost savings for law enforcement in San Francisco hasn't yet materialized.
Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.