Proposition 9: Criminal Justice System and Victims' Rights

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The so-called Victims' Bill of Rights was voted into the state constitution in 1982, but supporters of Proposition 9 on next week's ballot say what they call a "broken" system favors criminals. Opponents, including San Quentin's former warden, say it's unnecessary and expensive. Victims are notified of criminal proceedings, and they can attend and participate in hearings on sentencing and parole.  Prop 9 would expand those rights.  We hear both sides. 



  • Todd Spitzer - Orange County Board of Supervisors
  • Glenn Backes - Policy Consultant, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights


Warren Olney