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California's De Facto Sentencing Commissions


Publication Date: 
November 11, 2011
Journal Article
Bibliography: Robert Weisberg, California's De Facto Sentencing Commissions, 64 Stanford Law Review Online 1 (2011).


The concept of a sentencing commission as a mechanism for governance of a jurisdiction’s criminal justice system has achieved great prominence in recent years and been the subject of much important commentary. In light of California’s recent passage of A.B. 109, legislation that drastically overhauls the state’s sentencing and correctional systems, now is an ideal time to evaluate California’s adoption and implementation of the commission model.