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Proposition 36 Passes Overwhelmingly, Softening California's Three Strikes Law

By Hillel Aron

Proposition 36 Passes Overwhelmingly, Softening California's Three Strikes Law

See Also: Proposition 36 Three Strikes 

Proposition 36, which softens California's controversial "three strikes" law, will pass easily, according to the Associated Press.

With 28% of precincts across the state reporting, the measure is way ahead, with 68% of the vote.

That means that as many as 3,000 inmates will soon be eligible for reduced sentences.

"It shows that millions of people in California want a fair and sensible justice system," says Michael Romano of the Stanford Three Strikes Project, "and that criminal justice reform is not just what people want, it's good politics."

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