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Category: Proposition 47

The Advantages Of Prop 47 In California

Voters in California passed Proposition 47 on November 4, 2014. This law also referred to as “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act” changed certain low-level crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Savings generated from the reduced incarceration costs due to this act are invested into drug and mental health treatment programs for at-risk students and victims. Proposition 47 reduces the penalties for some theft and drug crimes in California. Proposition 47 takes crimes that were previously classified as felonies or wobblers meaning that they could be charged as felony or misdemeanor and changes them to misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for these crimes… Read More