Proposition 36

Revision of the Three Strikes Law

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Prop. 36 would alter California's "Three Strikes" law by imposing a life sentence only when the crime committed is a serious violent crime. Some offenders with two prior serious or violent felony convictions who are currently serving life sentences for many non-serious, non-violent felony convictions could be resentenced to shorter prison terms. Life sentences would remain for felons with a non-violent third strike if the prior convictions were for murder, rape, or the sexual abuse of children.

Official Election Results:

Yes: 8,575,619 [69.3%]
No: 3,798,218 [30.7%]


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