Stop Early Release For Violent Felons

A press release from Assembly Member Devon Mathis

California’s corrections department is trying to turn an “emergency” plan that slashed the time violent felons have to serve in prison into a permanent early release program. We need your help to make sure that these emergency regulations don’t become permanent!

In April 2021, the corrections department implemented emergency regulations that more than doubled the early release credits “violent” felons are eligible for. They can now earn up to 33% off their sentence, up from current law that only allows 15%. Early release credits for non-violent inmates more than triples – from 20% up to 66% off their sentence.

Under this early release program, career criminals are only serving a fraction of their time in prison and are being let out without being rehabilitated, posing an extreme risk to public safety.

Republicans have called on the Governor to end these overly generous early release credits. Californians deserve to live in safe communities.

To join me in opposing the expansion of early release, please email [email protected] or send a letter addressed to: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Regulation and Policy Management Branch (RPMB), P.O. Box 942883, Sacramento, CA 94283-0001. Written comments must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 13, 2022. All written comments must include the rule number, NCR 22-03, OAL Notice File No. Z2022-0215-10. The public comment period ends on April 13, 2022.

For additional information please click here. If you have any questions, please contact my district office at (559) 636-3440

It’s an honor to serve you.

Devon J. Mathis

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  1. Please STOP the early release of criminals…I’ve lived in Sacramento all my life almost 72 years and Never felt so scared to leave my house or answer my own front door The crime is absolutely ridiculous and the criminals know nothing is going to happen to them..California Law makers STOP letting criminals walk..Do your job..Protect the people who you work for!!

  2. Stop the early release Of felons! Crime is soaring/ homelessness is on the rise/ the state of CA is rotting. Clean up the mess. Start getting serious about criminals!!!! They do NOT rehabilitate for the most part!!!!

  3. Useless Democrats like Newsom really don’t care, yet a goodly number of those reading this obviously helped to vote them in! If you voted Democrat, (aka Communist,) then you helped to create the mess!

    Remember that next time a group of recently released thugs shoot at each other as they did in Sacramento!

  4. good luck in trying to overturn or stop the implementation of the early release. I spent 22 years with the CDCR before retiring in 2020. My whole time was spent as a civil service employee as MSSI, MSSII, PCMII, WMII, and ended my career as a PSOII. I have been witness to all the hard work of good people trying to keep our state safe. Like most people I would have liked to see violent or prone to violence individuals stay locked up in the system we have designed for these individuals. However during my last few years I witnessed the growth of oversight of the Medical area. Even those sworn to protect but get promoted suddenly find themselves as puppets to Sacramento and instead of voicing their true feelings they succumb to pressure and become weak as Wardens, and executive supervisors. That is the real shame. You see people you felt would actually say something about the direction Sacramento has gone fall to “yes people”. That is the real shame. The moral of great people sworn to protect in uniform bear the brunt of the shameful policies being implemented.

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