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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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Scott Wilk

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, today submitted a letter to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation during a public comment period regarding proposed regulations that could lead to the early release of dangerous “non-violent” inmates and diminish victim rights.

“It is no secret that areas of the high desert and Antelope Valley are plagued with crime, a situation exacerbated by early release measures passed by the Legislature and voters,” Wilk said.

“Prisoners are routinely paroled via a one-way bus ticket to downtown Victorville, altering the face of our downtown and making it more dangerous,” he said. “In the Antelope Valley, Officer Steve Owen, a family man and veteran of the police force, was gunned down in cold blood last year by a parolee who should have been back in prison for violating his parole on numerous occasions. These policy changes have real consequences.”

In November 2016, California’s voters approved Proposition 57, which increased the number of inmates eligible for parole consideration and authorized CDCR to award sentencing credits to “nonviolent” inmates. CDCR is now tasked with setting up regulations to implement the law. Under state law, “nonviolent” felonies include but are not limited to crimes such as:

Human trafficking of a minor for labor

Battery with serious bodily harm

Assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer

Exploding a bomb with intent to harm

Senator Wilk supported Senate Bill 75, legislation by Senator Pat Bates that would have expanded the definition of “violent” felonies to address some of the issues raised by Prop. 57. A Senate committee rejected her bill on a partisan vote.

“When CDCR considers how to implement Proposition 57, which changes many ‘non-violent’ felonies to misdemeanors, I want the state to consider the full impact these changes have on victims, hard-working men and women living in high-crime areas and our police officers,” Wilk said. “We cannot promote a system where honest people live in fear while their communities overrun-run by criminals.”

CDCR has opened a public comment period on Prop. 57 that will conclude with a public hearing in Sacramento on September 1. The public comment period is a chance for Californians to influence the final regulations of Prop. 57 to ensure that such criminals continue to serve their sentences.

Comments can be sent in one of three ways:

E-mail
CDCR-Prop57-Comments@cdcr.ca.gov (link sends e-mail)

Regular Mail
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Attention: Regulation and Policy Management Branch
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001

Fax
(916) 324-6075, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Attention: Regulation and Policy Management Branch.

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  1. dennis says:

    Im not surprised since prisons are a great way to get free slaves for the corpertions 3 millon people locked up 70% victimless crimes.More people in jail in america land of the free the all the communist countrys put together.Jail is not the answer to keep people working and funtioning in society.The banks love it because u go to jail you lose everything its wrong.The private sector should not be allowed to own private prisons its a conflict of interest.

  2. Travis Levy says:

    I DIDNT VOTE IT IN . WHO EVER DID IS A MORON.

    • Anna says:

      CA prisons are over populated because of ridiculous sentencing laws. We have more prisoners then almost any other state. More time does not mean these folks will be rehabilitated. It basically means profit and wasting tax payer’s money. It’s been proven that more time does not do any good only harm. The prisons are called “correctional facility” what exactly are you correcting? Absolutely nothing, if these people had good judgment they would not have been there in the first place, so how exactly are you helping people not to return? Bunch of bull if you ask me, prop 57 was needed. Prosecutors and the sentencing laws brought us to this point. These props would not have excised had common sense been used and less prosecutorial power. DA’S and other opponents are so quick in writing terrible articles and playing the part of the hero while they have nothing to offer, no solution no nothing.

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