A group of district attorneys from across California are joining forces to challenge new emergency state regulations that could expand good conduct credits to the majority of state prison inmates.
Forty-one elected district attorneys — including Lake County District Attorney Susan Krones — filed a petition with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Kathleen Alliso to request the repeal of temporary emergency regulations awarding additional good conduct credits to more than 76,000 state prison inmates, or nearly 80 percent of the state’s prison population.
The district attorneys said in their announcement that the regulations were passed under a claim of an emergency and first made public on Friday April 30, at 3 p.m. The regulations went into effect on Saturday, May 1.
They said the regulations would result in the early release of some of California’s most violent criminals including those that committed murder, rape, child molestation and arson.