Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!

Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > CALIFORNIA > California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes Do you have news relating to California's Prison or Ciminal Justice System and related efforts? Post them here! Also discuss 3 Strike laws.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-17-2020, 10:19 AM
gvalliant gvalliant is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: California
Posts: 901
Thanks: 1,651
Thanked 1,753 Times in 743 Posts
Default Ballot Propositions 17, 20, 25

This election contains 3 propositions that directly impact us. If you plan to vote you should consider these.

Prop 17 is the voting initiative. This would allow people on parole from CA state prison to be eligible to register to vote. There are tens of thousands currently on parole at any given time. I personally don't agree with the whole idea of "post-conviction" parole anyway (that's a whole different topic) but feel if parolees want to vote they should be allowed.

Prop 20 is the worst of the bunch. It reverses some of prop 47 which had redefined some felonies as misdemeanors significantly reducing sentences they faced. This proposition would turn several of those back into felonies. It also reverses some of prop 57 by redefining some felonies currently classified as non-violent to violent making them ineligible for early parole consideration under prop 57. The California Prison Guard union is the primary funding source providing almost 90% of the funding - what a surprise. Followed by police and deputy groups. These guys just want more inmates, more money, more jobs. This prop has to go down in flames.

Prop 25 is the cash bail initiative. It will uphold or overturn SB10 from a couple of years ago which has been put on hold. Yes means cash bail, and pretty much the entire bail bond industry in California, is gone. It gets replaced by some "risk formula" which is a little TBD but better than cash. All the usual suspects oppose (prison unions and LEO organizations).
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to gvalliant For This Useful Post:
Bamswife6200 (10-18-2020), sidewalker (10-18-2020)
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 no-good propositions Judeca California General Prison Talk 1 10-22-2008 09:09 PM
The Propositions on November 4, 2008 tednjeannie California Men’s Colony (CMC) - San Luis Obispo 1 10-09-2008 12:42 AM
Schrag: California Ballot Propositions May Start National Trend on Prisons and Rehabi Morris1 California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 0 09-02-2008 05:03 PM
Propositions on November ballot davidandbridget California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 13 07-11-2008 06:50 PM
Propositions that will be on ballot 2sleepy California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 0 06-27-2008 10:33 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2019 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics