Governor Jerry Brown : Stop the SB9 California Prison Break
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urge you to stop SB9. It is a recipes for disaster to release
thousands of 1st degree murderers, rapist, and kidnappers
into California. It puts innocent families at risk and is wrong for
the following reasons:
- Allows overcrowding to dictate how the judicial system works
- Releases inmates without the proper parole process and on a fast track
- Violates victim's families rights, providing speed to criminals instead
- Lets board panel decision makers craft "out clauses" so they have
no accountability in the decision and any recidivism that may occur
- Allows murderers to leave after years in jail with no therapy and no anger management skills to deal with the future
To Governor Jerry Brown:
We urge you to stop SB9. Allowing overcrowding to dictate how the judicial system works is wrong. Putting Californians at risk by releasing thousands of inmates without the proper parole process is wrong. Allowing the
State to release 1st degree murders without the confidence that the inmate has been rehabilitated is wrong.
Further, the Superior Court ability to violate victims' families rights by ignoring Marcy’s law shows who holds more value in your state system. The tax paying citizens who are footing the bill for these inmates should be treated with respect.
If you can agree that a board commissioner telling an inmate that they are suitable for parole and then saying he "would not want you to be his neighbor" severely undermines the integrity of the finding, something is very wrong. Allowing the decision makers to craft an "out clause" shows a severe lack of accountability in these decisions.
As the Governor, you took an oath for the good of the people. The state system needs to be examined to get murderers truly rehabilitated before you release them. Killing someone in cold-blood, spending years behind bars with no therapy to be released one day. That is just one of the many recipes for disaster being created by SB9.