proposition 36

6:01pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Three Strikes Law

Three strikes, you're in (for life)

Many three-strikes prisoners are getting a second chance in California since the passage of Prop 36. Back in November, 69 percent of Californians voted yes on the proposition to change the Three Strikes Law, which was enacted in 1994. It sentenced offenders with three or more felony convictions to 25 years to life in prison -- and comparatively minor crimes could qualify as the third strike. 

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4:56pm

Tue May 14, 2013
Cops & Courts

When the third strike is no longer a strike

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.

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12:00am

Wed September 26, 2012
Prop 36--Three Strikes Reform

Today on Your Call: Is it time to reform California’s Three Strikes Law?


On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 36. If it passes, it would change key elements of California’s Three Strikes Sentencing Law, enacted in 1994.  With Prop 36, a life sentence would only be imposed if the final felony conviction is serious or violent.  What’s your opinion of California’s Three Strikes Law?  Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What do you want to know about Prop 36?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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