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A little known move by Governor Jerry Brown means big changes for California’s 3-Strikes law.
Under the current law, repeat offenders could be given life sentences for very minor crimes.
There are multiple incidents of people given life sentences for something as minor as shoplifting a bottle of shampoo.
A bill that would prohibit prosecuting California kids under 12 for crimes has advanced to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for approval. Under the new law, instead of being prosecuted, children would be diverted to treatment and other diversionary programs.
We should note that there are some exceptions. Children under the age of 12 who commit murder, sexual assault and other violent crimes will still remain in the juvenile justice program.
Now that cash bail has been eliminated in California in favor of “risk-assessment” a lot of questions about the new system are being raised.
How will the new system work? Will criminal defendants still be required to put up money? What happens to the bail bond industry?