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Expanding Proposition 57 to Youth and Elder Parole 2019-02-06T11:40:50+00:00

Expanding Proposition 57 Credit Earning for People Eligible for Youth & Elder Parole

We are introducing a bill that would allow people to earn their Proposition 57 credits from their Youth Offender Parole Date or Elder Parole Date and not their base term. Under Proposition 57, credit-earning opportunities were created for people positively participating educational programs, vocational programs, participating in leisure time activity groups, and for Good Time. These credit earning opportunities have allowed many people the opportunity to advance their release date, but these credits are not applied to the earliest possible parole hearing dates for people eligible for Youth Offender Parole or Elderly Parole. We believe that both groups should have opportunities to move their parole dates forward based on participation in programming and achievements made inside.

This bill will be introduced by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), and sponsored by Initiate Justice, Human Rights Watch, and National Center for Youth Law.