California’s criminal justice system has undergone a host of dramatic changes since Gov. Jerry Brown was elected to his third term in 2010 — many of them engineered or supported by Brown, in large part to ease crowding in the state’s prison system.
Most recently, he proposed a ballot measure that aims to let thousands of nonviolent offenders qualify earlier for parole if they participate in rehabilitation programs while behind bars. Previously, he pushed realignment, which shifted thousands of offenders from state prisons to local jails.
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