Sentencing Reform


Public Hearing on Sentencing Reform 
Thursday, August 24, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. 
State Capitol, Room 444 
Sacramento, CA

Opening Remarks

Learning from Other States 

  1. Thomas W. Ross, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; former Chair, North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission; and, former Director, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (Written Testimony)
  2. Robert M. A. Johnson, Anoka County Attorney, Minnesota (Written Testimony)
  1. Richard P. Kern, Director, Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission (Written Testimony
  1. Kara Dansky, Executive Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center (Written Testimony

Judicial Perspective 

  1. Steven Z. Perren, Judge, California Court of Appeal, Second District (Written Testimony)
  2. J. Richard Couzens, Judge, Placer County Superior Court (Written Testimony)

Recommendations for Sentencing Reform in California

  1. Joseph A. Gunn, Executive Director, Independent Review Panel on Corrections (Written Testimony)

Public Comments