Bringing home the bacon tops new California laws in 2022

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. California is taking additional steps to ease criminal penalties in an effort to reduce mass incarceration. Some of those taking effect Jan. 1, 2022 include ending mandatory minimum prison or jail sentences for non-violent drug offensives and limiting the use of the felony murder rule, which previously allowed accomplices to be convicted of murder if someone died, but now is restricted to people who intended to kill or directly participated.