Did you know that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has proposed new rules to allow additional good time credits for criminals, even those with violent felonies on their records?
Under the proposed regulations, sentences already imposed could be reduced by increasing good time credits awarded. For instance, violent offenders could have their conduct credit rate increased from 20 to 33 percent. Nonviolent second strikers could see an increase from 50 to 66 percent. That means an individual in the nonviolent category with a 10-year sentence could be released after having served three years and four months.
Close to home, Constance Addison (Inmate WG8095) was sentenced to a 15-years-to-life prison term for the murder of Alec Flores. She is currently listed on the CDCR inmate locator website as eligible for parole in September 2030, just nine years after being incarcerated. On another level, Sacramento just experienced the deadliest mass shooting in the city’s history. One of the primary suspects was out of prison early, despite his 10-year-sentence.
If you have interest in commenting on these new proposed regulations, the written public comment period is open for one more week. All comments must include the rule number, NCR 22-03, OAL Notice File No. Z2022-0215-10, and must be submitted by April 13, 2022. Emails can be sent to: RPMB@cdcr.ca.gov
A public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 14, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to receive comments about these proposed regulations.
More information is available here: Public Hearing on CDCR’s Attempt at Permanent Early Prison Release Regulations