Ballot Brief

Prop 20 in a Minute: Tougher Criminal Sentencing

Clip: Season 2020 | 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Prop 20 adds to the list of violent crimes for which early parole is restricted in California, allowing certain types of theft and fraud crimes to be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. It also requires DNA collection for some misdemeanors. Proponents say child sex trafficking, spousal abuse and some types of rape aren’t defined as violent crimes and repeat thieves are treated like shoplifters.

Aired: 09/09/20

Rating: NR

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