Critics of California's Prop 47 foresaw a crime wave resulting from the voter-approved initiative that downgraded certain low-level crimes. But the reform downsized prisons without compromising public safety, saving over $110M. Via &
“With careful empirical analysis -- rather than alarmist rhetoric -- we can refine California's decarceration blueprint and provide better guidance to the rest of the nation.” Great op-ed by and #Prop47 #CJReform
According to SLS's Joan Petersilia, symbolic speechmaking is easy, but actual reform is "about as easy as bending granite." with &
California's dramatic reduction in its prison populations hasn't compromised public safety. and write for .
Thank you to for helping dispel the this myth that crime rises as prisons shrink.
Report: California's dramatic reduction in its prison populations hasn't compromised public safety, write & How could your state reduce its prison population?
New research shows #California's #CJReforms which lowered prison populations by 13,000 had no impact on crime
COMMENTARY| "Law-enforcement officials blamed rising crime rates on Prop 47. But the science doesn't support the assertion that Prop 47 is to blame."
COMMENTARY| "Law-enforcement officials blamed rising crime rates on Prop 47. But the science doesn't support the assertion that Prop 47 is to blame."
Excellent op-ed on prison downsizing by folks and