WHEN DOES PROP 57 GO INTO EFFECT FOR INMATES WHO WERE GIVEN AN ENHANCEMENT FROM A PAST STRIKE AND FOR A NON VIOLENT CASE? BOYFRIEND HAS A STRIKE FROM AN OFFENSE 19 YEARS AGO. HE RECENTLY PICKED UP A NON VIOLENT CASE . HE WAS SENTENCED TO 16 MONTHS THE STRIKE DOUBLED HIS SENTENCE TO 32 MONTHS. WITH PROPOSITION 57 PASSING IN CALIFORNIA, WHEN CAN ONE APPLY UNDER THIS NEW LAW, HOW SOON DOES IT GO INTO EFFECT AND WHAT FORMS ARE NEEDED? I CANNOT FIND INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROCESS
The proposition on the ballot did not have a start date, such as January 1st, 2017. However, CDCR may already have the authority to conduct parole hearing in cases such as the one you described, or there may be some delay until the proposition is codified into law – I’m afraid I don’t have that answer. Regardless, it will be a discretionary decision on the grant of parole – so I think we need to keep our expectations grounded when it come to speed and outcomes. I fear the wheels of bureaucracy will turn fairly slowly on this front. But keep the faith. There is a good chance that your boyfriend will be eligible for parole after 16 months.