This measure would make the present system less draconian. It would release many inmates and return them to their families. However, it leaves out some categories of third-strikers, and does nothing for second-strikers. We support overturning “three strikes” and all mandatory minimum sentencing. We support re-sentencing in all cases, and oppose arbitrary discrimination based on the nature of the conviction. Vote Yes, and keep fighting.
For the official summary and analysis of Proposition 36, as published by the Secretary of State, click here.