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Commentary: How the passage of Prop 36 can change lives


Proposition 36 would not only reserve life sentences for violent and serious felonies, it would also allow those serving life sentences for non-violent, non-serious felonies to apply for re-sentencing provided they have already served twice the normal sentence for their current crime. In order to be approved for re-sentencing, each person would have to demonstrate to a judge they are not a current danger to society. 

From our partners at the San Quentin Prison Report comes this commentary from inmate, Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal reflecting on the possibilities that the passing of Proposition 36 would provide to many California inmates.  

Click the audio player above to listen to the commentary.