Engadglish: new californias laws article The new law would create the nation’s first mandatory prison sentences for repeat offenders, making the state one of only two to have mandatory sentencing provisions in place.
California would be the only state that currently imposes a mandatory prison sentence for repeat violent offenders, but the law also allows for sentencing guidelines to vary from county to county.
The law also requires a judge to set a maximum prison sentence, a level that has been the most common option for some offenders.
The new sentencing rules are not retroactive, so offenders will not be able to avoid them.
But many California counties have already implemented mandatory sentencing measures in recent years.
“This law will not create any new crimes or new crimes for anyone,” Assemblyman David Chiu said.
“This is not a new bill.
It is just a very comprehensive and thorough reform that will help reduce recidivism and re-offend.”
The law has been met with widespread criticism.
One of the primary concerns is that the measure is intended to send a message to the public, rather than deter people from committing violent crimes.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the law is meant to send the message that if you’re a repeat offender, you’ll be punished.
“It sends a very clear message that we want to be the deterrent for repeat crime,” California Department Director Michael Gagliano said.
“We don’t want anyone to get away with it,” Gagldiniano said, adding that the message will be “very clear” for the public.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.