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Sentencing reform in California: Another “let them out early” proposal?

California is a strange place politically. Many years ago California had a crime known as larceny. The penalty was six months to life in the state slammer. One such prisoner was incarcerated at DVI where I worked.

He stole a bicycle from an unlocked garage. He was also an in-your-face jerk.

When he came up for parole consideration he was an in-your-face jerk with the parole board. He was an in-your-face jerk with staff. He ended up doing more than 15 years for stealing a bicycle when murderers did seven years…

Bob Walsh in the CorrectionsOne.com