Today, CDCR submitted regulations for Proposition 57 to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). Last November, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 57 (64 percent to 35 percent) to enhance public safety, stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation, and prevent federal courts from indiscriminately releasing inmates.
During the past several months, CDCR has worked with stakeholders and staff to draft regulations to implement the will of the voters. Under Proposition 57, CDCR will incentivize inmates to take responsibility for their own rehabilitation with credit-earning opportunities for sustained good behavior, as well as in-prison program and activities participation. In addition, Proposition 57 will move up parole consideration of non-violent felons who have served the full-term of the sentence for their primary offense, and who demonstrate they should no longer be considered a current threat to public safety.