California’s New Legislation May Grant Over 10,000 Sex Offenders Early Parole, Even Those Who Were Involved In Child Prostitution.
Most Californian residents were misled by their liberal politicians over what exactly legislation 57 initials. What they believed to be a ruling to minimize prisoner overpopulation, which is apparently a very real crisis in the sanctuary state, will include sexual predators.
This new realization has residents in a panic but this is just one of the many poor decisions made in California that affects their safety. How much more are they really willing to stand for?
California’s prisons hold roughly 20,000 sex offenders, more than half of whom committed non-violent offenses, according to The Daily Caller. Janice Bellucci, the president of California Reform Sex Offender Laws, filed the lawsuit challenging Prop. 57 on behalf of those sex offenders, claiming there was no language in the law indicating in exclusion, merely a promise from Brown.
“Until they figure something else out, they have to consider anybody convicted of a nonviolent offense even if it was a sex offense,” Bellucci told The Associated Press. “We believe we’ve won a battle, but the war continues.”
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California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, maybe even those convicted of pimping children, a state judge said Friday.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner preliminarily ordered prison officials to rewrite part of the regulations for Proposition 57. The 2016 ballot measure allows consideration of earlier parole for most state prison inmates, but Gov. Jerry Brown promised voters all sex offenders would be excluded.
That goes too far, Sumner said in rejecting Deputy Atty. Gen. Maria Chan’s argument that the ballot measure gave state officials broad discretion to exclude any class of offenders whose release might harm public safety.
“If the voters had intended to exclude all registered sex offenders from early parole consideration under Proposition 57, they presumably would have said so,” Sumner said.
He said the scope of exclusions should be narrowed to only those now serving time for a violent sex offense. And he said the Corrections Department must better define what falls into that category.