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Prop 57: What California's Community Colleges Need to Know

What does Proposition 57 do?

Proposition 57 has three major components:

1. It allows individuals convicted of non-violent offenses to be paroled if they have served the full term of their primary criminal offense and if the Board of Parole Hearings determines the individual does not pose a current threat to public safety.

2. It gives state prisoners the opportunity to earn additional credits for good behavior and for participating in rehabilitative, educational, and career training programs.

3. It requires judges, rather than prosecutors, to determine whether juveniles should be tried in juvenile or adult court.

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