We can’t roll back progress on criminal justice reform

By George Eskin

California has made great strides in reducing its exorbitant incarceration rate by embracing smart strategies for achieving public safety like prioritizing crime prevention, rehabilitation, re-entry and community support programs. But our progress is now under assault.

Critics with a vested interest in maintaining the failed status quo are circulating petitions to qualify a ballot initiative that would reverse the success of Propositions 47 and 57, two historic reforms overwhelmingly approved by California voters.  Under the familiar false flag of “tough on crime,” they are trying to return us to the harmful, ineffective and counter-productive policies that cost taxpayers billions, ruined lives [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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