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Three-Strikes Law

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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

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Three-Striker Released From Prison Over Orange County DA’s Objections

A 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.

07/08/2013

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Judge Frees Man Who Spent More Than 13 Years In Prison For Crime He Says He Didn’t Commit

A 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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2013

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LA Judge Tasked With Reviewing Three-Strikes Law Cases

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has started the process of reviewing cases of California inmates who are serving time under the three-strikes law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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