Reviewed on: October 11,2016

WHEN THE LAW PASSES ON PROP 57 WHEN IS IT LEGALLY, THESE INMATES ARE TO BE RELEASED OR HAVE THEIR RELEASE DATE CHANGED? NOV. 9 2016? DAY AFTER THE ELECTION? OR IS THERE A SET DATE AND WHAT DATE IS THAT?

Asked: October 08,2016
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"yes" vote supports increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and allowing judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court.

"no" vote opposes increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and favors keeping the current system of having prosecutors decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court.

Those convicted of non-violent felony crimes who have served full sentences for their primary offense and passed screening for public security would be eligible for parole. That would make about 7,000 inmates immediately eligible. Additionally, Proposition 57 would allow inmates to earn credits for good behavior, and educational or rehabilitative achievements. Inmates use credits to reduce time spent in prison.

Accepted Answer Date Created: October 09,2016