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Criminal Justice Legal Foundation Report: Prop. 57 Does Not Reduce Recidivism

The state is granting early release to dangerous criminals for participating in programs that they either did not join or did not complete

By Michael Rushford, August 24, 2023 2:59 pm

In April, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released a report suggesting that the number of inmates given early release in the year after enactment of Proposition 57, who were convicted of new crimes over the next three years, declined by 3%. The report tracked inmates released in 2017-18, who were convicted of a new crime by 2021.


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