Tuesday, April 19, 2011
D A Deputy Ipsen Launches Reform Campaign: "Reform First" Stop Felony Releases.....(watch video 8 min)
Deputy District Attorney Steve Ipsen is launching a campaign for "Reform First" that will prevent early felony releases by prioritizing public safety, that will delay sentencing for first-time and small-drug-sale offenders who agree to work a legitimate job for one year. In a seven minute video, Ipsen describes how the offenders' sentences could be delayed and reduced to a misdemeanor offense from a "felony" to avoid the stigma of a felony record. That way,he says, this will reduce jail overcrowding and "early releases" so that Hard Core Felons and Murderers will stay in jail.