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Proposition 57

This area of our site offers information and resources on Proposition 57, which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016 and allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons; authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education; and provides that a juvenile court judge decides whether a juvenile will be prosecuted as adult.

Proposition 57 Legislative Materials

The full text of Proposition 57 is available here (PDF).

Official Title and Summary (external link)

Analysis by the Legislative Analyst (external link)

Arguments and Rebuttal (external link)

CDCR Proposition 57 Resources

CDCR's Proposition 57 Webpage includes a number of Proposition 57 resources, including the following:

On September 27, 2017, the CDCR Inmate Locator (external link) began displaying up-to-date information on an inmate's release date or eligibility date for parole consideration by the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH). On October 20, 2017, the CDCR Inmate Locator began to share more detailed information about specific proceedings that are completed, pending completion, or will be scheduled in the future by the BPH for inmates who are eligible for consideration under one of the BPH's parole processes. CDCR has created a Frequently Asked Questions sheet on CDCR's Inmate Locator Phase II Expansion (external link to PDF).

Pending Prop. 57 Issues in the California Supreme Court

Are the provisions of Proposition 57 that eliminated the direct filing of certain juvenile cases in adult court applicable to cases not yet final on appeal? (People v. Mendoza (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 327, review granted 7/12/2017 (S241647/H039705).)

Are juvenile offenders convicted in adult court before the effective date of Proposition 57 entitled to a fitness hearing in juvenile court before sentencing? (People v. Cervantes (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 569, review granted 5/17/2017 (S241323/A140464), see also People v. Superior Court (Lara) (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 753, review granted 5/17/2017 (S241231/E067296).)

Are the provisions of Proposition 57 that eliminated the direct filing of certain juvenile cases in adult court applicable to cases already filed? (People v. Superior Court (Lara) (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 753, review granted 5/17/2017 (S241231/E067296), see also People v. Cervantes (2017) 9 Cal.App.5th 569, review granted 5/17/2017 (S241323/A140464).)

 

 

 

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