Prop 57 and Increased Custody Credits by Taking Classes?

Newspapers, radio stations and social media took strong positions both for and against a new law, Proposition 57, that allowed folks in state prison to earn an earlier release by taking certain classes. At issue was whether, can such prisoners avoid recividism by becoming educated enough to qualify for work once released so they do not return to a life of crime. More fundamentally, was allowing early release of certain prisoners taking classes just a social experiment by hopeless idealists naïve enough to risk public safety? What are the details behind this new law? To read more on Prop 57, click on the following link.


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