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Proposition 47 Becomes a Reality

Utilizing the initiative process, by obtaining the necessary number of registered voters signatures, the citizens of California enacted Proposition 47 by a vote of 58.5 to 41.5 percent signaling the intent on the part of California voters to allow for reclassification and resentencing of certain classes of criminal offenders.  Proposition 47 follows on the heels of the Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Brown v. Plata, “Proposition 47 is one of  handful of legislative efforts to reform the...

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