California Judges Can Refuse To Lighten 3-Strike SentencesDespite recent ballot measures, the California Supreme Court ruled judges have broad authority in refusing to lighten the sentences of "three-strike" inmates.
Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in 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.
Sentiment Growing To Repeal Death Penalty, 3-Strikes in CaliforniaTwo aspects of California’s criminal justice system are on November’s ballot: the death penalty and three strikes law. Historically endorsed by overwhelming margins, public opinion appears to be shifting in favor of repealing both laws.
Gilroy Man Could Face Life In Prison For Killing PuppyA registered sex offender from Gilroy, accused of killing a Chihuahua puppy, could spend the rest of his life in prison, under California's "three strikes" law.