California To Allow Criminals With 3-Strike Life Sentences To Seek ParoleCalifornia will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
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.
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.
Gilroy Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges In Puppy’s DeathThe Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Gilroy man who is suspected of hurling a puppy against a wall during an argument with his wife and killing the animal.
Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser IncidentSanta Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California's three strikes law.