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San Diego DA expands initiative to resentence and release incarcerated people


Last updated 4/30/2021 at 10:11pm

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced today it was expanding efforts to review and recommend resentencing

for defendants who may warrant early release and reintegration back into the community.

A recently enacted state law has authorized local prosecutors to re-examine sentences that may have been harsher than the punishment warranted.

Assembly Bill 2942, which went into effect in 2019, allows prosecutors to recommend resentencing and petition judges to hear those cases.

Two years ago, San Diego prosecutors petitioned the first case in the state under the new...

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