Saturday, November 14, 2009

CA Still Needs Sentencing Commission

I'm at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where today Assemblymember Tom Ammiano mentioned his support for a California Sentencing Commission ("We will have a sentencing commission"), and said that our state could have a sentencing commission already if not for opposition from "conservative Democrats."

1 comment:

Hadar Aviram said...

I wonder what it would take to establish one in the state after 13 bills have failed. Why are conservative lawmakers so concerned about sentencing commissions? Do they believe the commission will be insulated from public punitive sentiments? I wish I could believe that.