SACRAMENTA, Calif. (AP) – Officials say a suspect arrested in Sunday’s mass shooting near the California Capitol would likely still be in jail if correctional officials didn’t use loans in sentencing allowed by voters in 2016.
Smiley Allen Martin was released in February after serving less than half of his 10-year sentence.
He was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a banned person and a machine gun.
A California District Attorneys Association executive says Martin would not normally have been released at least until May if there had been no previous loans.
The suspect in the mass shooting spent less time under California law