To: The California State House, The California State Senate, and Governor Gavin Newsom

California 3rd Strike Amendment

Amend California's Third Strike Sentencing law to include ONLY violent offenders/predators.

Why is this important?

Originally 3rd Strike advocates were intending to lock away seriously violent predators/murderers for 25 years - life. Unfortunately now we have many non-threatening aged prisoners who were sentenced to life (essentially) on a non-violent/minor offense because in their youth (before 3rd Strike sentencing statutes) they had committed felonies such as residential burglary or possession of a deadly weapon.
Now our state is supporting these aged prisoners' in their increasing health care costs, while the prisoners themselves may not be incarcerated for a serious felony.