California D.A.s Challenge New Rule That Could Make 76,000 Inmates Eligible For Early Release

More than 40 district attorneys across California have come together to oppose the potential early release of up to 76,000 inmates from state prisons.

On Thursday, the prosecutors filed a petition with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) requesting the repeal of temporary emergency regulations that make some incarcerated people eligible to obtain good behavior credits that would shorten their prison terms.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “more than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes are eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third, an upgrade from the one-fifth that had been standard since 2017.”