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California governor commutes sentences for 21 inmates

Added 09-13-19 09:03:07pm EST - “California's governor has commuted the sentences of 21 inmates, most convicted of murder or attempted murder - including seven currently serving life in prison without chance of parole.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “California governor commutes sentences for 21 inmates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California’s governor has commuted the sentences of 21 inmates, most convicted of murder or attempted murder - including seven currently serving life in prison without chance of parole.

Democrat Gavin Newsom on Friday cited the youth of several offenders when they committed their crimes. Newsom also cited what he called the “disproportionately long sentencing enhancements” for some felons, including 25-years-to-life firearm enhancements.

None of the offenders had death sentences. Newsom in March put a moratorium on executions so long as he’s governor.

Newsom’s previous pardons affected only offenders who had completed their sentences, some of whom were facing deportation.

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