Proposition 5

"Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act of 2008" Establishes a California secretary of rehabilitation and parole and other departments, offices and programs intended to provide rehabilitation and alternative sentencing for drug defendants.

Los Angeles Times editorial, Sept. 26, 2008: No on Proposition 5

"Proposition 5 follows in the tradition of California ballot measures lined with good intentions and stuffed with disaster. It lures voters with a comforting mirage: a revamped and rational policy for treating drug addiction as an illness and confronting it through rehabilitation instead of punishment. But that's not what it would deliver."

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