Tag Archives: Prop 57

Unfit to Stand Trial

California law does not allow criminal prosecution of those who are unfit to stand trial. This standard is based on a defendant’s inability to adequately assist in their own defense. Most often this is applied to those who are not … Continue reading

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California’s Child Prisoners: A Forgotten Generation

The passage of proposition 57 on the California ballot this year no longer allows prosecutors to direct file criminal charges against minors. Prop 57 now requires judges, instead of prosecutors, to decide whether or not children should be prosecuted as … Continue reading

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