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Majority Favors Three-Strikes Law Revision

A new poll says most California voters are in favor of a measure that would ease sentencing rules under the state´s three-strikes law.

A Field Poll released this morning shows nearly two-thirds of likely voters support Proposition 66.

The proposition would ease sentencing policies that require 25 years to life in prison sentences for third felony convictions.

If passed, the measure would require that a third conviction would have to be a “serious or violent” felony to trigger the maximum 25-to-life term.

Backers say the current law has had the unintended consequences of sending thousands of people to prison for long terms because of drug offenses and less serious felonies.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is siding with those who want to keep the three strikes law the way it is.