Advocates for Three Strikes reform experienced a landmark victory with the passing of Proposition 36. Californians are finally starting to reconsider definitions of "smart spending" outside of the traditionally debated areas.
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.
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.