109, Propositions 47 and 57, that have been a point of considerable
legal debate since their inception. These 3 legislative and voter
approved legal actions have represented a softening of the various
California “get tough on crime” initiatives. These laws were designed to
address prisoner over population matters and offer serious, but
non-violent habitual offenders sentencing options. District attorneys
are critical of these measures, but defense attorneys are not. Police
administrators and officers, Sheriffs and deputies, contend the changes
have increased the likelihood that innocent people are now in harm’s
way. The general public has their own opinion as well. In addition,
Christian leaders have opinions about the effectiveness of the laws.
Begin to research the impact of California’s AB 109, along with
Propositions 47 and 57 legislation on California communities. Use your
research to answer the questions below:
Use your research to answer the following questions:
What is AB 109 and its effect on the State of California prison population?
What are the intended benefits from State of California propositions 47 and 57?
Provide a discussion on any unintended consequences of AB 109, along with propositions 47 and 57 to the people of California?
The big question: are these laws in California working as intended; especially in light of voter approved changes;
What are Christian leaders teaching their congregations about these laws? The bible should be cross-referenced to your thoughts / research findings.
What modification, if any, in your researched opinion are recommended to the people of California.
AB 109, Propositions 47 and 57, that have been a point of considerable legal de