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Election Update: Your Guide to California’s Criminal Justice Ballot Measures Fall 2016

Introduction
The nation is abuzz with all things Donald and Hillary, and the anticipated outcome of the presidential election. However, there are other important issues at stake this November. State propositions that affect not only you, but also the criminal justice system – like sentencing, marijuana use, gun control, and the death penalty – are up for vote in a few weeks.
And with four ballot cards to get through by November 8th, this Quarterly Update is dedicated to identifying and simplifying the criminal-justice related measures on the ballot. Below is a rough, cliff-notes-like version of the Propositions and Measures certain to affect California’s criminal justice system. Your California vote is important and it is even more important that you know what you are voting for.
California Ballot Measures
Proposition 57: Sentencing and Juvenile Filings
Proposition 57 supports increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for those convicted of nonviolent crimes. This proposition would…