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Prop 47: California to Vote on Landmark Resentencing Initiative

Written by Board member Lauren Mendelsohn This November, Californians will vote on a ballot initiative that would modify criminal sentencing in order to reduce prison population. The initiative, Proposition 47, also known as the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014,” would reduce the mandatory sentencing of certain nonviolent low-level crimes, including drug possession, from felonies or “wobblers” (i.e., potential

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