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Law reforming California’s parole rules takes effect.

In California, regulations implementing 2016’s Proposition 57 went into effect in July and August 2017, reforming the state’s decades-old strict terms for granting parole to be more in line with evidence-based practices.Jazmine Ulloa, “More California Inmates are Getting a Second Chance as Parole Board Enters New Era of Discretion,” Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2017; and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, “Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016,”

The new rules allow most people who are incarcerated to earn credits for good behavior toward completing their sentences and provide opportunities to participate in rehabilitative and educational programming.California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, “Proposition 57.