Anti-Racism Sentencing Reform Act (AB 1509)

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Anti-Racism Sentencing Reform Act (AB 1509)

Anti-Racism Sentencing Reform Act (AB 1509)

Assembly Bill 1509 was introduced by Asm. Alex Lee. This bill seeks to eliminate most gun enhancements and significantly reduce all other gun enhancements to 1/2/3 years and provide a pathway for immediate re-sentencing for those currently incarcerated with gun enhancements. Sentence enhancements are costly, ineffective, and are a legacy of the failed tough on crime era. Approximately ~40,000 currently incarcerated folks are serving time for a gun enhancement, of which 89% are people of color.

Co-sponsors of AB 1509 include Initiate Justice, Re:Store Justice, Silicon Valley De-Bug, and Essie Justice Group.

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