From OC Register:
Last week, supporters of an initiative to reform the Three Strikes law submitted more than 830,000 signatures to the state (they need just 504,760) to qualify for the November ballot. This would:
- require that a third strike be a serious or violent felony (right now, any felony triggers a third strike, 25-years-to-life sentence, even shoplifting);
- allow re-sentencing of third strikers currently serving life terms because of a “non-serious and non-violent felony” (they can be re-sentenced to twice the usual term for that offense);
- and save tens of millions of dollarsa year in the short run, and more than $100 million a year in the long run.