1,000 3-Strike Prisoners Have Sentences Cut ShortSupporters 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.
Three-Striker Released From Prison Over Orange County DA's ObjectionsA 48-year-old man serving a life sentence was released Monday over the objections of prosecutors under a new law that gives judges more leeway in the three-strikes law.
Judge Frees Man Who Spent More Than 13 Years In Prison For Crime He Says He Didn’t CommitA San Fernando Valley man who spent more than 13 years in prison for a crime a federal judge said he didn’t commit was released Tuesday while an appeal on his case is pending.
LA Judge Tasked With Reviewing Three-Strikes Law CasesA Los Angeles Superior Court judge has started the process of reviewing cases of California inmates who are serving time under the three-strikes law.
Prop 36 Approved By Overwhelming Majority, Allowing Thousands Chance To Appeal Life SentenceIn 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.