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Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?




A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes.
A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes.
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In 2016, California voters approved a parole process overhaul for the state via Prop 57, after a heated debate about what the bill could mean for sex offenders convicted of non-violent crimes.

When the regulations were released in March, they excluded non-violent sex offenders from early release considerations even though the measure did not. Advocacy groups are asking the state to revise the rules before their final approval in the fall, arguing the guidelines are unconstitutional.

Under Prop 57, should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Guests:

Janice Belluci, executive director of the Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws; she is the attorney representing the alliance and the inmate who brought the case forward

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the labor union representing LAPD officers