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REPEAL OF PAROLE. FIXED SENTENCING. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits parole, sentence reductions or early release for persons who commit felony offenses after enactment. Present parole system caseload to be reduced until eliminated. Any savings to be used for construction, maintenance and operation of state prisons. Requires all sentences to be fixed and certain. Sentences of three years or less are not served in state prison. Imposes an assessment on criminal convictions to pay for county jails. Imposes an additional consecutive ten-year sentence for use of a firearm in the commission of a serious felony when upper term or maximum sentence imposed. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Would result in major net costs to the state and local governments, with the largest share being borne by counties. Elimination of parole would result in the redirection of hundreds of millions of dollars to fund state prisons. Elimination of prison sentence-reduction credits would increase the state's prison population resulting in major state costs (in excess of $1 billion annually). Transfer of offenders from state prison to county jails would cause a shift of several billions of dollars of annual incarceration and one-time construction costs from the state to local governments. A portion of these costs would be offset by proposed assessments. The prison enhancement for use of a firearm would result in costs of several million dollars.
E. Andrew Schooler Citizens For Constructive Change, P.O. Box 1137, Del Mar, Ca 92014 (800) 626-Cfcc
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Repeal Of Parole. Fixed Sentencing. California Initiative 641 (1994).