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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

-- Last revised 5/13/21 --

Meeting of the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

Email Notification of Meeting Materials | PDF Version (may not be as current) | Prior Meeting Agendas

May 13 & 14, 2021
Video Conferencing

May 13 , 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  1. Extreme Sentences & High-Profile Enhancements: Overview

      Memorandum 2021-06 (5/5/21)
           Download PDF file: Memo
      First Supplement to Memorandum 2021-06 (5/11/21)
            Download PDF file: Memo

  2. Discussion Panel 1: Life Without Parole (LWOP) (1:00-2:15 pm)

    • Michele Hanisee, President of the Deputy District Attorney Association of Los Angeles County

    • Dr. Chris Seeds, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Law and Society, UC Irvine

    • Susan Bustamante, California Coalition for Women Prisoners

    • Jarrett Harper, Ambassador, Represent Justice

  3. Discussion Panel 2: Three Strikes, Gun Enhancements & Hate Crimes (2:30-3:45pm)

    • Mike Reynolds, Author of Three Strikes Ballot Initiative

    • Earlonne Woods, Producer, Co-Host, Co-Creator, Ear Hustle Podcast

    • Jeffrey Aaron, Mendocino County Public Defender

    • Angela Chan, Policy Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

  4. Discussion Panel 3: Long Sentences/Aging Out of Crime/Comparative Analysis (4:00-5:15pm)

    • Dr. Joshua Kleinfeld, Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

    • Amy Fettig, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project

    • Kathy Allison, Secretary, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

May 14, 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  1. New Business

    The Committee will consider matters presented earlier in the meeting.

  2. Ongoing Business

    Capital Punishment: Updates on Possible Recommendations
    Memorandum 2021-07 (5/5/21)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  3. General Public Comment

    The public may address the Committee. The Chair may set reasonable limits on the time allowed for each person or group to speak.

  4. Administrative Matters

    Report of the Chair

    Draft Minutes of March Meeting
    Memorandum 2021-08 (5/5/21)
         Download PDF file: Memo