Proposition 36, a statewide measure on the ballot in the November election, proposes changes to California’s three-strikes law.

If it passes, it would revise the law to impose a life sentence only when new felony convictions are serious or violent. It would authorize re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if their third-strike conviction was a nonviolent crime, and if they were deemed by a judge to not be a risk to public safety.

Mission Local asks Mission residents: “Do you think people who were sentenced to life under the three-strikes law should be re-sentenced if they were convicted of nonviolent crimes?”

60 seconds- Prop 36 from Mission Local on Vimeo.

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A Modesto, CA native, Carly has been working in the news industry for the past five years. She has worked with The Portland Mercury as an Arts Intern, The San Francisco Bay Guardian as a News Intern, The Lewis County Chronicle in Centralia, WA as a beat reporter, and was the student opinion editor for her undergraduate newspaper, The Daily Vanguard, for Portland State University, in Portland, Ore. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA.

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