A graphic reading Props 17 and 25 with a thumb up and a thumb down on either side
Hammer Forum
Part of the series California Ballot Measures 2020

Prop 17 & 25: Criminal Justice and Voting Rights


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California currently restores voting rights to people convicted of felonies after they have completed their sentences and are no longer on parole. Proposition 17 asks whether Californians who are no longer in prison but still on parole—about 40,000 people, a disproportionate number of which are Black or Latinx—should be allowed to vote. Also up for discussion is Proposition 25, which asks voters to either uphold or repeal a state law that replaced cash bail with a risk assessment system. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson moderates a panel discussion on the measures and the movement for criminal justice reform. With Sean Morales-Doyle, deputy director of voting rights and elections for The Brennan Center for Justice, and Christopher Uggen, professor of sociology and law at the University of Minnesota and a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.


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