Prop 57

California Parole and Juvenile Trial Opportunity Modification Initiative

This initiative will allow parole consideration for persons convicted of nonviolent felonies upon completion of full prison term for primary offense and would authorize the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to award sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, or educational achievements. Would also allow juvenile court judges, not prosecutors, to make the determination whether juveniles age 14 and older should be prosecuted and sentenced as adults.

Bottomline: The Chamber SUPPORTS this proposition because of our work in the smart justice arena. With a court-imposed prison cap mandate, it makes sense to establish a procedure for those eligible for parole.