As 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.
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.