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CCJFG Resources: August

Publication date: 
August, 2019

What is a commutation?

A commutation to the governor is sometimes a person’s only hope for freedom. Advocates, family members, and those serving Life Without Parole and lengthy sentences are hoping Governor Newsom continues Govenrnor Brown’s legacy of granting commutations.


This webinar explains California's commutation process; increased transparency and accessibility protections provided by AB 2845; and California Penal Code 1170(d)(1), which allows courts to re-sentence any individual based on recommendations. If you want to learn more about the innovative organizing to end Life Without Parole, check out the recording of this webinar co-sponsored by California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Families United to End LWOP,  Survived and Punished Coalition, Words Uncaged, Prisoner Advocacy Network, and National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area.

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