One simple sentencing reform -- making possession of small amounts of drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony -- would save California taxpayers up to $450 million annually. …Click here to send a letter to Gov. Brown supporting this idea.
The dollars we spend on prisons each year have more than doubled in the past decade alone, rising to $9 billion. Last year, prison spending exceeded the combined spending on the California State University system and the UC system … The result is a tragic waste of tax dollars during a time of generally declining crime rates.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Saving money for California