This Comment will briefly review the history of indeterminate sentencing, sentencing rationale, and the new law. The Article will then address the specific question of whether the new statute will diminish the amount of time a felon will be required to serve, and will conclude with an analysis of the Act and its potential effects on California.
Kenneth R. Zuetel Jr.,
Senate Bill 42 and the Myth of Shortened Sentences for California Offenders: The Effects of the Uniform Determinate Sentencing Act,
San Diego L. Rev.
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