Grassroots Prisoner Reentry Programs Show Progress

Several programs created throughout Southern California in the wake of Proposition 47 in 2014, which called for releasing certain non-violent and drug offenders from state prisons, are beginning to bear fruit.

Rehabilitation Programs Not Seeing Promised Windfall From Prop. 47

When California voters overwhelming passed the ballot initiative calling for the release of non-violent drug offenders from state prisons, they were told more than $100 million would be available for rehabilitation services. But the current budgeted amount is drastically less.

Deadline Looms for Prisoners Freed Under Prop. 47

In 2014, California’s Proposition 47 gave non-violent criminals a new lease on life, but they are running out of time to clean up their criminal records so they can more easily find jobs and housing.