ADDA President Michele Hanisee Debates Proposition 20
ADDA President Michele Hanisee debated Lenore Anderson on the merits of Proposition 20 which fixes four specific flaws contained in recent criminal justice reforms. Proposition 20 expands the list of violent crimes for which early release is not an option. Under 2014’s Prop. 47, rape of an unconscious person, trafficking a child for sex, assault of a peace officer, felony domestic violence and other similar crimes are not classified as “violent felonies” — making criminals convicted of these crimes eligible for early release under Proposition 57. Prop. 20 gives victims reasonable notice of inmates’ release and the right to submit a confidential statement to the Board of Parole Hearings.