Governor Newsom signs probation reform bill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Sept. 30 that reduces the amount of time offenders in the Golden State will spend on probation. Assembly Bill 1950 limits probation to one year for misdemeanors and two years for felonies. Under previous laws,...

California governor signs justice reform bills

In October, the governor of California signed several bills that represent the state's answer to equality from law enforcement. The specific actions facilitated by the group of assembly bills include shorter probationary terms for misdemeanor offenders, the ability of...