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Three Strikes

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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.

10/07/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New Law

The 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.

04/29/2013

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More Than 100 South Bay Inmates Could Get Released After ‘3-Strikes’ Vote

With 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.

11/08/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

Voters Pass Prop. 36, Reform Of ‘Three Strikes’ Law

The nation’s harshest three strikes law has been reformed to allow for shorter sentences for some offenders.

11/06/2012

San Quentin execution chamber, death penalty, lethal injection

Sentiment Growing To Repeal Death Penalty, 3-Strikes in California

Two 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.

09/17/2012

Chihuahua puppy

Gilroy Man Could Face Life In Prison For Killing Puppy

A 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.

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