Prop 36 in depth: third strike, you're out of prison sooner?

Prop 36 in depth: third strike, you're out of prison sooner?
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Eyewitness News is examining each of California's ballot measures ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.

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Proposition 36 would revise the three-strikes law to impose a life sentence only when the new felony conviction is serious or violent. It would authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if their third-strike conviction was not serious or violent and if the judge determines their sentence does not pose unreasonable risk to public safety. Prop 36 would also continues to impose life sentence penalties if the third strike conviction was for certain nonserious, nonviolent sex or drug offenses or involved firearm possession.

Carol Ferguson examines both sides of the fight over Prop 36.