Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Saving money for California

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. …

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.
Click here to send a letter to Gov. Brown supporting this idea.

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