SB 180 (Mitchell): Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements (RISE) ACT
CURB is proud to co-sponsor SB 180 – the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement Act – to reduce incarceration and free up funds to invest in communities.
SB 180, introduced by Senator Holly Mitchell, would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, with the exceptions of drug manufacturing and convictions involving a minor. The enhancement is applied consecutively — three years for every prior conviction for possession for sale, sale or similar drug offense to any person currently convicted for a similar offense.
These enhancements were originally intended to deter drug selling, and reduce the availability of controlled substances. These enhancements have the effect of sentencing thousands of people — mainly young men and women of color — to long periods of incarceration in overcrowded state prisons and county jails, destabilizing families and communities.
SB 180 is co-sponsored by: Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Drug Policy Alliance, The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, The American Civil Liberties Union of California, and the Friends Committee on Legislation of California.
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