three-strikes law http://kalw.org en When the third strike is no longer a strike http://kalw.org/post/when-third-strike-no-longer-strike <p></p><p></p><p>Nearly 500 inmates serving life sentences have been freed from California prisons since voters passed Proposition 36 last November. The law authorized Superior Court judges throughout the state to free prisoners who had been sentenced to 25 years to life under the state’s original three-strikes law if their third crime, or “strike,” wasn’t serious or violent, and thus, not a third strike.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:56:16 +0000 Nancy Mullane 27204 at http://kalw.org When the third strike is no longer a strike