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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Freed 3-strikes inmates have low recidivism rate, report finds"

From the L.A. Times:

More than 1,000 inmates previously sentenced to life in prison have been freed since voters approved changes to California's three-strikes law in November, with only a handful charged with new offenses since their release, according to a report released Monday.

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But the authors raised alarms about a lack of housing, substance abuse and other types of reentry programs available to third-strikers released from prison. And they expressed concern that L.A. County has been lagging behind other counties in clearing its backlog of cases in which inmates are seeking release under the ballot measure.

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