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Prop 36

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1,000 3-Strike Prisoners Have Sentences Cut Short

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and have been released from prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2013

Jail, Prison, Felon, Inmate

Prop 36 Approved By Overwhelming Majority, Allowing Thousands Chance To Appeal Life Sentence

In a historic move by voters, Proposition 36 was approved by more than two-thirds of voters Tuesday. The measure will ease the three-strikes law, which has been placing repeat offenders in prison for life, even for minor crimes.

11/07/2012

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