Proposition 57 allows the parole board to release nonviolent prisoners once they have served the full sentence for their primary criminal offense. Previously, prisoners were often required to serve extra time by a sentence enhancement, such as those for repeated offenders. In addition, Proposition 57 permits the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to provide people with additional time credits which reward prisoners for good behavior by reduced sentences.
Proposition 57 does not apply to inmates serving county jail or realignment sentences (also known as AB109). Both the Fresno Superior Court and the Public Defender are not involved in the Proposition 57 process. This process is solely handled by the CDCR.
For more information about this relief and how to apply see the CDCR's Proposition 57 webpage.