AB-2590: Sentencing: restorative justice

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Weber
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would make legislative findings and declarations that the purpose of sentencing is public safety achieved through punishment, rehabilitation, and restorative justice. The bill would amend legislative findings and declarations to remove the provision relating to determinate sentences and to state that educational, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs should be available, as specified, and would encourage the department to allow all eligible inmates the opportunity to enroll in programs that promote successful return to the community.