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California’s Prop. 47 Reduces Prison Sentences but Won’t End Mass Incarceration

Deep Green Resistance opposes using for-profit Prisons to hold non-violent offenders unnecessarily. Truthout recently reported on disproportionately long prison terms for the poor and persons of color.

In California shortly after Prop. 47 passed, hundreds of people were released from Bay Area county jails and over 4,700 incarcerated people became eligible for re-sentencing. Courts were quickly inundated with requests for re-sentencing and record purges from scores of people.

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