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Prosecutors’ Opposition Could Limit Release of Third-Strike Inmates

December 19, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Prosecutors’ Opposition Could Limit Release of Third-Strike Inmates

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by Michael Montgomery, California Watch State inmates serving life terms are starting to file resentencing petitions with local judges following the passage of Proposition 36, the ballot measure that overhauls California’s controversial three strikes law. But opposition from local prosecutors and other factors could limit the number of qualifying inmates who actually get released. Scott […]

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October 1, 2012 | 8:28 am

A.M. Splash: Plastic Bag Ban Starts in SF; More Rich Live in High-Tax States; Prison Reform Results Mixed; Voters Favor 3-Strikes Reform

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Expanded plastic bag ban takes effect Monday (SF Chronicle) There’s one more thing San Franciscans need to add to their shopping list or pay up- a reusable bag. On Monday, the city’s checkout ordinance ban signed into law in February takes effect, banning plastic bags at all retail stores and imposing a 10-cent charge for […]

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August 23, 2012 | 2:36 pm

Video: George Gascon, Steve Cooley Back Nov. Ballot Initiative Softening 3-Strikes Law

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A tale of two DA’s: George Gascon, Steve Cooley. One is a San Francisco Democrat, the other an LA Republican. Cooley lost the 2010 California Attorney General race to Kamala Harris, whom Gascon then replaced as San Francisco’s District Attorney. Now, here are the two criminal justice officials together, interviewed by Scott Shafer, discussing their […]

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Three-Strikes Reform Initiative Moves to Senate After Surprise Passage by Assembly

January 31, 2012 | 11:12 am

Three-Strikes Reform Initiative Moves to Senate After Surprise Passage by Assembly

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Update 10:57 a.m. In a surprise outcome, the Assembly has passed AB 327, Tom Amminao’s Three-Strikes reform bill. It now moves to the Senate. The bill would put a modification of the current Three-Strikes Law on the Nov 2014 ballot, the only way it can be changed since the original law was passed by initiative […]

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May 3, 2011 | 11:32 am

Three Strikes Symposium at USC – Live Updates From Scott Shafer

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Several state and local officials, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are speaking at a May 3 symposium at USC to discuss the impact of California’s three strikes law. The symposium is being held by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. KQED News reporter and host Scott Shafer is providing […]

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