New numbers show Prop 47 offenders low recidivism rate, skeptics disagree

Oct 30, 2015

Supreme Court To Rule On California's Overcrowded Prisons

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A new study out of Stanford Law School’s Justice Advocacy Project finds the voter-approved release of 13,000 lower level offenders from California’s state and local custody has saved the state significant money.

But the question is whether that comes at the expense of higher crime rates.


Michael Romano, director and co-founder of the Stanford Justice Advocacy Project (formerly Three Strikes Project)

Mark Zahner, CEO, California District Attorneys Association

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