Doesn’t Chesa refuse to hold accountable repeat offenders? They’re just back out on the street immediately?

Answer

Recidivism is unfortunately a reality in the criminal justice system.   66% of people released from California prisons will be arrested again in just a few years. Our current approach has failed to keep us safe.

Chesa absolutely holds people accountable when they commit repeated crimes–and uses incarceration when it is the best resort.   But he also recognizes that to break the cycle of crime that leads someone to continually reoffend we must address the root causes.   That will help prevent recidivism and promote safety.