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Descripción General De La Proposición 47

El 4 de Noviembre de 2014, los votantes de California aprobaron la Proposición 47, una ley que cambia ciertos delitos de bajo nivel como posesión de drogas y delitos de robo menores de delitos mayores potenciales a delitos menores. Esto reducirá los costos de encarcelamiento, y esos ahorros serán invertidos ( a traves de las […]

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Changing Your Record Under Prop 47

What is Proposition 47? On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47, a law that changes some low-level crimes, like drug possession and petty theft offenses, from potential felonies to misdemeanors. This is will reduce incarceration costs, and those savings will be invested (via grants) into drug treatment and mental health services […]

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Proposition 47: Facts About the Law and Its Impact

WHAT IS PROPOSITION 47? In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, changing six low-level offenses from felonies to misdemeanors (simple drug possession and five petty-theft offenses under $950). The millions of dollars that Proposition 47 is projected to save the state in reduced incarceration will be reallocated to local prevention and treatment programs. Read […]

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Proposition 47: Know the Facts

In November 2014, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 47 to prioritize criminal justice resources for serious and violent crime, and to invest the savings from reduced incarceration for low-level, nonviolent offenses into prevention and treatment. This reform came after decades of heavy spending on prisons and significantly low investments in prevention strategies, including education, and […]

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Proposition 47: Background and Basic Facts

For decades, California has wasted billions on bloated prisons with high recidivism rates. In the last five years, reforms have emerged to reduce prison waste and prioritize smarter local approaches. The public strongly supports these changes. The most recent example is Proposition 47, which voters overwhelmingly passed into law in 2014 to change six low-level […]

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How Proposition 47 Can Help Immigrant Communities

Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, including lawful permanent residents and refugees, can be deported if he or she has been convicted of certain crimes — including low level non-violent offenses like theft or possessing a small amount of drugs. Even lawful permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for many years and […]

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Step-by-Step Reclassification Infographic

The following steps below outline the record change (reclassification) process. You can use our reclassification infographic as a handy guide to follow the steps needed to change your record. The infographic is also available in Spanish (

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