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Three Strikes Law

This Former Addict Beat The Odds After He Got Life In Prison

Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices

When Michael Banyard walked outside one September evening in search of cocaine, he had no idea that his 0.01 gram purchase would grant him an automati...

Kathleen Miles

What Happens When You Let 1,000 Inmates Out Early? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.12.2013 | Los Angeles

In less than 10 months, California has let 1,000 inmates out of prison early. Opponents said the releases would lead to an increase in crime, but a...

Innocent Man Released After 13 Years Behind Bars

Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles

A Southern California man who spent more than 13 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was released Tuesday. Daniel Larsen, 45, entered a ...

Banks and Persons

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Christopher Brauchli

It was just an unfortunate coincidence that the reports were almost juxtaposed -- the reports of the punishment given Stephanie George and that given HSBC and UBS. Stephanie, of course, was not the first.

These Prisoners Won't Be Able To Benefit From Three Strikes Reform

Ventura County Star | Raul Hernandez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Ventura County prosecutors and defense lawyers will start identifying prison inmates affected by the three-strikes proposition approved by voters Tues...

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...

Innocent Man Is 'Rotting In Prison' After 13 Years

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

A young man who has spent 13 years in prison was declared innocent by a federal judge two years ago. And yet, he's still incarcerated. Daniel Larse...

Homeless Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Stealing Food Ordered Released From Prison

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — After 13 years behind bars for trying to break in to a church kitchen to find something to eat, a man who became an example of the har...