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Jerry Brown

Member, Board of Trustees

Former governor of california

A four-term governor who also served as Mayor of Oakland and California Attorney General, Brown’s criminal justice legacy includes hundreds of diverse judicial appointees, sentencing reforms making some nonviolent offenders eligible for earlier parole, and a realignment plan that reduced prison populations by shifting responsibility for thousands of offenders to counties. A former Jesuit seminarian, Brown also set state records for gubernatorial pardons and commutations and vetoed scores of bills seeking to create new crimes.