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Jerry Brown’s crime initiative dealt major blow

Published on February 25, 2016, in Corrections, News.

In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping prison and parole initiative, a judge on Wednesday ruled the measure was improperly filed, barring the state attorney general from issuing ballot language necessary for supporters to start collecting signatures. The initiative, which would make certain nonviolent felons eligible for early parole, was filed last month as an amendment to a measure concerning juvenile justice.

Because the amendment substantially changed the content of the initiative, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shellyanne W.L. Chang ruled, Attorney General Kamala Harris should not have accepted it…

David Siders in the www.sacbee.com