California’s ‘Three Strikes’ law brought in line with NZ
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‘Three Strikes’ law brought in line with New
The Sensible Sentencing Trust
has welcomed the passing of ‘Proposition 36’ by the
voters of California – a public referendum that sought to
soften the harshest ‘three strikes’ law in the USA.
SST Three-Strikes Spokesman, David Garrett today said:
“This brings the Californian law, which was introduced in
1994, closer to the more reasonable three strikes law that
came into force in New Zealand in 2010 after years of
lobbying by Sensible Sentencing.
researched the various three strikes laws in the United
States, it was clear to us that the extremes of the
Californian law were unreasonable, and would not be accepted
in New Zealand. As a result, the Three Strikes law we now
have is fair and considered, and no-one can be imprisoned
for a minor offence.
The Californian law will now
have those same safeguards against injustice. We welcome
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