Los Angeles Judge Begins Cutting Three Strikes Sentences

LOS ANGELES – A Superior Court judge has reduced sentences of five three-strikes inmates as a first step in carrying out a voter-approved initiative to soften the state’s tough sentencing law. Proposition 36 was overwhelmingly approved by voters. It provides for reducing sentences for relatively minor crimes under a law that sent inmates to prison […]

Bill to Revise Three Strikes Law Passes the State Assembly

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly has passed legislation that would ask voters to revise California’s Three Strikes law as a way to reduce prison sentences and save money. The bill, AB327, was supported largely by Democrats and passed with the bare majority needed to send it to the Senate, 41-33. Democratic Assemblyman Mike Davis of […]