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Courage Campaign Applauds Governor Brown (D-CA) Signing SB1010

Monday, 29 September 2014

Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 :

Courage Campaign Applauds Governor Brown (D-CA) Signing SB1010

Statement from Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign on Gov. Jerry Brown signing SB1010:

“We applaud Governor Brown for supporting and signing SB1010, a historic reform that will help end the ridiculous, racist sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine — which unfairly punishes people of color more harshly than white people for using the same drug — and saving millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.  California’s prisons are broken, unconstitutionally overcrowded, and disproportionately filled by people of color serving sentences for nonviolent drug possession.   Solutions like SB1010 are an important step towards a smarter, more humane, and cost-effective justice system in California. We call on Gov. Brown to continue this forward thinking and announce his support for Proposition 47, which would further help California reform it’s often-misguided sentencing laws.”

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Angela Chavez