When Do SB 1437 Changes to Felony Murder Rule Start?

Felony Murder Rule Relaxed by Senate Bill 1437 On September 30, 2018, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1437 into law. SB 1437 relaxed the felony murder rule. Beginning January 1, 2019, a participant in a felony is guilty of felony murder only if he or she: Was the actual killer, …

Proposition 57 Parole For Nonviolent Inmates

Proposition 57 Proposition 57, “The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016,” allows parole consideration for people convicted of nonviolent felonies after they have completed the full term for their primary offense. The goal of the law is to stop the revolving door of crime by better preparing inmates to …