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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code Releases First Annual Report

February 18, 2021

The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code released its first Annual Report. The report describes the Committee’s work and details 10 reforms recommended unanimously by Committee members. The recommendations span California’s entire criminal legal system, from traffic court to parole consideration for people serving life sentences. The entire report and full list of recommendations can be found here.

The Committee on Revision of the Penal Code, created in January 2020, studies the California Penal Code and recommends statutory reforms to achieve the following improvements: simplify and rationalize the substance of criminal law; simplify and rationalize criminal procedures; establish alternatives to incarceration that will aid in the rehabilitation of offenders, and improve the system of parole and probation.

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