NOTE: Senate Bills 1392 and 1392 are jointly sponsored by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Richardo Lara, both of Los Angeles.
By The Times Editorial Board
Who overpacked California's prisons? It was first-term Gov. Jerry Brown, when he signed into law the Uniform Determinate Sentencing Act in 1976. And it was the Legislature's Democratic majority, who'd sent Brown the act in the first place and then tried to outflank tough-on-crime Republicans by adding one sentence-lengthening provision (or "enhancement") after another.