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June 6 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, June 6, 2016

California Supreme Court to rule on governor's prison plan

The California Supreme Court is set to decide whether Gov. Jerry Brown can put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November. At stake in the ruling expected Monday are Brown's amendments to a juvenile justice initiative increasing sentencing credits for adult inmates and allowing earlier parole for non-violent felons. — The Associated Press

On California's death row, too insane to execute

On an August afternoon in 1984, Linda Marie Baltazar Pasnick, a 27-year-old aspiring model, was running errands before a fashion competition when she pulled into the drive-through at a Der Wienerschnitzel. As she waited in line, a panhandler pushed his face into her window and she shooed him away. By Paige St. John — Los Angeles Times

Sex assault victim to ex-Stanford swimmer: "Assault is not an accident"

A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman is being decried as a slap on the wrist. A California judge sentenced Brock Turner to six months in county jail and three years' probation after the woman who was assaulted read the court an emotional statement that has gone viral. — CBS News


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