Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California's Costly Prison SystemSupporters 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 are out of prison.
Sentences Cut Short For 1,000 California 3-Strike PrisonersSupporters 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.
California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New LawThe state is caught between a tight budget and its "three strikes" law, which imposes a life sentence after convictions. Last Fall voters approved a plan to release some of those lifers.
More Than 100 South Bay Inmates Could Get Released After '3-Strikes' VoteWith the passage of Proposition 36 on Election Day, California’s "Three Strikes" law could change the fates of thousands of state inmates, and now Santa Clara county is making plans for the transition.
Voters Pass Prop. 36, Reform Of ‘Three Strikes’ LawThe nation’s harshest three strikes law has been reformed to allow for shorter sentences for some offenders.
State Three Strikes Law Faces New Challenge In Proposition 36California's "three strikes" law is 18 years old and is again the subject of heated debate.
CBS 5 Poll: Obama Wins California, Feinstein Re-Elected, Voters Split On PropsIf the election for President of the United States were held today, Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney and cement California's 55 electoral college votes into the Democratic column, according to a newly released KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll of likely voters.