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CALIFORNIA CLEMENCY BOARDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends Constitution to repeal Governor’s clemency powers. Creates California Clemency Board to exercise clemency powers. Also creates county clemency board composed of five citizens randomly selected from Voting Rolls. Authorizes boards to: release prisoners or reduce sentences upon consideration of unjust treatment while in care of state; and release qualifying nonviolent prisoners to prevent prison overcrowding. Specifies clemency may be granted for humanitarian reasons. Establishes office of elected statewide clemency board administrator responsible for receiving clemency petitions, managing financial affairs of board and for insuring prisoner issues are brought before board. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on' state and local governments: This measure would result in significant unknown costs to the state which may be offset by a potential unknown reduction in prison operation costs.
Allen Jones, 981 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 821-4044
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CALIFORNIA CLEMENCY BOARDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT California Initiative 930 (2001).