Tag: three strikes
Stanford study finds that just 1.3 percent of those released under Prop. 36 have gone back to prison.
After long prison sentences, third strikers who are released must readjust with little assistance.
More than 1,000 three strikers have been released since voters passed Prop. 36, softening the law.
Stanford-NAACP study says only 2 percent of inmates released under Prop. 36 have returned to prison.
Passing with 68% of the vote last Tuesday, Proposition 36 softened California’s controversial three strikes law, one of the toughest sentencing rules in the country. Three strikes, which voters put in place in 1994, allows for sentences of life in prison for anyone convicted of three felonies, regardless of the crime. Prop. 36 will let […]