Passed overwhelmingly by voters on Nov. 6, Prop. 36 effectively revised California’s “three-strikes” law. The easing of the law made it so felons could no longer be locked up for life for non-violent crimes. This change in law affected some 3,000 inmates and now first of those inmates has been released. As UT San Diego reports:
In a hearing that took less than eight minutes, San Diego Superior Court Judge David Danielsen cleared the way for Corley, 62, to get out of prison after spending 16 years there.