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Examining ‘Three-Strikes’ Revisions of Proposition 36

Oct. 24, 2012

What:

Four Cal State Fullerton faculty members will discuss Proposition 36, the November ballot initiative that would modify elements of California’s “three strikes” law. The Oct. 30 panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Who:

George M. Dery, professor of criminal justice; Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, associate professor of political science; Gary Logalbo, lecturer in criminal justice; and Kevin E. Meehan, associate professor of criminal justice are the scheduled panelists.

When: 

Tuesday, Oct. 30
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Where:

Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Background:

The state’s “three strikes” law, approved by voters in 1994, calls for, among other things, a minimum sentence of 25 years to life for three-time repeat offenders with multiple, prior serious or violent felony convictions. If passed, Prop. 36 would revise the law to impose life sentences only when the third felony conviction is serious or violent. It also would authorize a resentencing for offenders presently serving life sentences, if their third strike was not serious or violent and a judge determines that the resentencing does not pose “unreasonable risk to public safety.” Proposition 36 would maintain the life-sentence penalty, however, for felons with “non-serious, non-violent third strike, if prior convictions were for rape, murder or child molestation.”

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.


Sponsors:

Cal State Fullerton’s Alpha Phi Sigma and the Criminal Justice Society

More Information:

Christie Gardiner, assistant professor of criminal justice, 657-278-3608

Media Contact:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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