Proposition 57: Reforming California’s Prisons

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Orange Grove Bistro
$15 - Buffet Lunch Served

Department of Criminology and Justice Studies and California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys Present: Proposition 57: Reforming  California’s Prisons

Proposition 57, approved by two-thirds of the California electorate last November, changes California law in three ways, with the aim of further reducing the California state prison population: (1) certain "non-violent" offenders sentenced to lengthy prison sentences will become automatically eligible for a hearing before the California parole board for possible early release; (2) judges, not prosecutors, must now decide in each case whether children between the ages of 14 and 17 years old should be tried as adults instead of juveniles; and (3) additional custody reduction credits may now be made available to all state prisoners as awards for completion of education and self-help programs.

This presentation will summarize the key points of the law, discuss its implementation, and examine some of the political commentary and case law that has emerged from its passage.

RSVP: by April 25, 2017 to or 818-677-2117

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Date: April 28, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Served at 11:30 a.m, Presentation at 12:00 p.m.

Place: Orange Grove Bistro
18111 Nordhoff Street (Nordhoff and Zelzah)
Free Parking in Lot G1 (Designated Spaces)

Cost: $15
Buffet Lunch Served
Checks made payable to California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys

One (1) Hour MCLE Credit Available to California Attorneys (Approval Pending)

Communication services (sign language, interpreters, notetakers, real-time captionists or assistive listening devices) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact or 818-677-2117 to arrange for these services.