This area of our site offers information and resources on Proposition 57, which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016 and allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons; authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education; and provides that a juvenile court judge decides whether a juvenile will be prosecuted as adult.
The full text of Proposition 57 is available here (PDF).
CDCR Proposition 57 Resources
CDCR’s Proposition 57 Webpage (external link) includes a number of Proposition 57 resources, including the following:
- Explanation of the different types of credit
- Links to other resources, including
- Good Conduct Credit Frequently Asked Questions (external link)
- Proposition 57 Frequently Asked Questions (external link)
- Determinately-Sentenced Nonviolent Parole Process Frequently Asked Questions (external link)
- Indeterminately-Sentenced (Third Striker) Nonviolent Parole Process Frequently Asked Questions (external link)
On September 27, 2017, the CDCR Inmate Locator (external link) began displaying up-to-date information on an inmate’s release date or eligibility date for parole consideration by the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH). On October 20, 2017, the CDCR Inmate Locator began to share more detailed information about specific proceedings that are completed, pending completion, or will be scheduled in the future by the BPH for inmates who are eligible for consideration under one of the BPH’s parole processes. CDCR has created a Frequently Asked Questions sheet on CDCR’s Inmate Locator Phase II Expansion (external link).
Prison Law Office Prop. 57 Resources
Information on Proposition 57: Nonviolent Offender Parole Consideration (external link to PDF).