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Essential Politics: Seismic shift in prison sentencing may go to voters

Essential Politics: Seismic shift in prison sentencing may go to voters

I’m Christina Bellantoni, today’s Essential Politics host.

We saw action with just about every political faction Wednesday, starting with Gov. Jerry Brown’s major decision to propose California prison inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses be given a chance at early release.

As John Myers explains on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, the issue is an evolution for Brown, who four decades ago signed a law mandating...

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