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California Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Weigh-in on Free Speech, Three Strikes Law

826 Valencia | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Under California's Three Strikes law, petty thieves and shoplifters don't get a strike against them and aren't charged for life; but it wasn't always like this. Before, it was the opposite.

Radley Balko

A Drug Warrior Falls | Radley Balko | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

It seems appropriate that the career politician Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) would be defeated in the same election in which voters in his own state re...

'I Have Lots Of Friends Who Take Drugs.. They Never See A Policeman'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Because of California's Three Strikes law, a man from Redondo Beach, Calif. was sentenced to 25 years to life for stealing a slice of pizza. Due to...

Three Strikes and Get This Law Out: Pass Prop 36 in California to Reduce Life Sentences for Nonviolent Criminals (Video)

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Eugene Jarecki

2012-11-06-ScreenShot20121106at12.32.10PM.pngAs elections take place all around the country, Californians will vote on Prop 36, whose passage would be a vital step forward in reducing the senseless severity of California's notorious Three Strikes law.

Kathleen Miles

Innocent, Sick, Behind Bars | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Daniel Larsen, 46, has spent almost 13 years in prison -- even though he was declared innocent by a federal judge two years ago. Now, his life is at r...

Prop 36: Reshaping California's Three Strikes Law

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.30.2012 | San Francisco

California’s current Three Strikes law mandates if someone is convicted of three felonies, they are to be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison--e...

Pursuing Justice for Daniel Larsen

Jan Stiglitz | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Jan Stiglitz

In addition to thousands of convicted criminals, California's prison population includes dozens of wrongfully accused prisoners whose innocence remains unrecognized by the criminal-justice system. Daniel Larsen is one of those unfortunate men.

What Kind of Society and Criminal Does California Deserve?

Paul Murre | Posted 09.09.2012 | San Francisco
Paul Murre

California's schools and social programs have been starved of funding for years but I believe that now is the time for this to change. The choice to reinvest in education starts with a reassessment of our fundamental values and our priorities in California.

Want To Save $100 Million? Release The 'Three Strikes' Prisoners

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch By Ryan Gabrielson Prisoners serving long sentences under California’s “three strikes” law are so...

Should California Soften Its Three Strikes Policy?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson A pair of Stanford University law professors spent months this year writing b...