Proposition 47

This Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, taken with a drone, shows a street in Middletown, Calif., where several homes were completely destroyed by the Lake County wildfire. The number of new housing units in California declined last year for the first time since the start of the economic recovery, due mostly to wildfires that scorched more that 2,000 homes in Lake and Calaveras counties. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)

Wildfires cause dip in new California housing units

SACRAMENTO — The number of new housing units in California declined last…

 

A Stanford Law School study found that within three months of the passage of Proposition 47, the combined population of all county jails in California dropped by nearly 9,000 prisoners due to the resentencing of inmates and fewer new felony admissions. (Courtesy Stanford Justice Advocacy Project)

Report: Inmates released under Prop. 47 not causing crime spike

Law enforcement across the state for the past year has blamed rising…

 

Rich Pedroncelli/ap file photoInmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies

County jail populations dip after voter-approved measure

Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided…

 

Public Defender’s Office offers free assistance to those who may benefit from Prop. 47

The Public Defender’s Office announced that it will offer free assistance to…

San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer has expressed concerns that the voter-approved Proposition 47 removes incentives for criminals to participate in rehabilitation programs.

Some officials taking issue with new crime categories under Prop 47

Some law enforcement officials in San Mateo County are looking at ways…

San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer has expressed concerns that the voter-approved Proposition 47 removes incentives for criminals to participate in rehabilitation programs.