Update: California’s Prop 36

prop361113With the recent passage of Proposition 47 in California, set to free thousands of current inmates as their crimes are downgraded from felonies to misdemeanors, take a look back at Prop 36, a 2012 measure that greatly reformed the state’s three strikes law.

Two years later, almost two thousand inmates have been released as part of Prop 36, with most out of lockup for around a year, with state data showing that only 3.5 percent of these inmates have ended up back in the system, which is roughly ten percent lower than numbers for all California prisoners released for a similar amount of time.

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