S-36 : Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties.
Revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent. May authorize re-sentencing if third strike conviction was not serious or violent. Fiscal Impact: Ongoing state correctional savings of around $70 million annually, with even greater savings (up to $90 million) over the next couple of decades. These savings could vary significantly depending on future state actions.
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  • The 3-strikes law has caused prison populations to swell with low-level offenders, overcrowding prisons and creating unsafe conditions.
  • Armed robberies, assault, rape, molestation, murder, are crimes that should be counted for 3 strikes.
  • Saves California over $100 million dollars a year.
  • We have too many people in prisons for victimless crimes like smoking marijuana. This is an improvement to what we have now.
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      • "Since California enacted its three strikes law in 1994, crime has dropped 26.9 percent, which trans
      • Prop 36 drastically cuts sentences for violent felons who commit new crimes, including armed robbers, carjackers, and kidnappers
      • Prop 36 benefits habitual felons, but does nothing for low risk offenders
      • Some criminals will be released from jail without community supervision.