June1, 2017: SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - Criminal Justice Reform

June 01, 2017

By Katy Murphy

A package of four bills introduced by Sens. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, to reform treatment of youths and young adults in the criminal justice system. Senate Bill 394 ends life without parole for juveniles; Senate Bill 393, sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, seals arrest records for those arrested but not convicted of a crime; and Senate Bill 395 would require those under 18 to consult with legal counsel before waiving their Miranda rights in police interrogations.

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