Could new legislation force CDCR to disclose “secret” prison release credits?

When California voters passed Prop 57, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said inmates would earn early release credits for rehabilitation and lose credits for bad behavior. But critics say nearly everyone is getting out early and there’s little accountability. Now, Assemblyman Joe Patterson is announcing legislation that would require CDCR to notify the DA’s office when an inmate is released and disclose the Prop 57 credit calculation. He’s also co-sponsoring a bill that would make those so-called “secret” calculations a public record.