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STATE AND COUNTY CLEMENCY BOARDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Amends Constitution to repeal Governor's authority to grant clemency. Creates state clemency board and clemency mini-boards in each county composed of five citizens randomly selected from voter rolls. Boards will have final clemency authority including the power to grant clemency or reduce sentences to remedy unjust prison treatment. Boards may also release prisoners for humanitarian reasons or to relieve prison overcrowding. Establishes elected statewide office of Administrator to receive clemency petitions, deliver prisoner requests to the mini-boards, handle financial matters, and rule on fairness of the clemency process. 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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STATE AND COUNTY CLEMENCY BOARDS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 968 (2002).