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Governor Newsom Plans Early Inmate Release For Good Behavior

This morning Governor Newsom is moving forward with a plan to release 76,000 California inmates early for good behavior.

Now, Good Behavior Credits could reduce prison sentences by one-third. But, the department of corrections and rehabilitation says these changes “do not result in the automatic release of incarcerated individuals.” State Senator Jim Nielsen, former head of the board of prison terms, is critical of the new policy.

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According to ABC News, more than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.

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