Gov. Brown: Show your commitment to durable solutions to prison overcrowding. Sign SB 649.
We are one step away from a major victory against the so-called “War on Drugs!” SB 649 passed the Legislature and now we need Governor Brown to sign it.
This historic and bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons by allowing prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Freeing up these funds will lead to more money spent on rehabilitation and less time behind bars for low-level drug offenders.
However, there is no guarantee the Governor will sign the bill. Gov. Brown says he is committed to rehabilitation for our inmates, but his misguided prison expansion plan shows we can’t assume he will make the right call. He needs to hear from more Californians like YOU. Sign to tell Gov. Brown:
As a Californian, I ask you to show your commitment to “smart on crime” strategies to reduce prison overcrowding by signing SB 649. This historic and bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons. If you are committed to a smarter, more humane and cost-effective justice system, sign SB 649.