Proposal Would Weaken Three Strikes Law
Paul Guppy, Vice President for Research, April, 2009
Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a proposal to change the state’s Three-Strikes-You’re-Out law by removing second degree robbery from the list of criminal offenses that count as a strike.
If enacted, the change would be retroactive. It would require judges to reduce the sentence of any offender currently in jail as if the new law had been in effect at the time the original sentence was handed down. The sentences of 139 Three-Strikes offenders, almost half the total, would be reduced under this proposal. About 80 of them would be released immediately.
Read the full Legislative Memo here