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California ends mandatory sentencing enhancements for prior drug convictions.

In June 2017, the California legislature passed the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements Act, which is part of the state’s Equity and Justice criminal justice reform effort.California SB 180 (2017); and Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, “California Governor Signs Historic Drug Sentencing Reform Legislation,” press release (Oakland, CA: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, October 11, 2017).

The resulting law, which went into effect in October, ends mandatory three-year sentence enhancements for prior drug convictions.California SB 180 (2017).