San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A fun event at The Armory Club to benefit the Three Strikes Justice Center on . Specialty cocktail receipts and a portion of the proceeds will go towards TSJC's efforts to raise awareness and represent prisoners for a chance at new beginnings. Come support a good cause over yummy cocktails.
ABOUT THE CAUSE:
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START A NEW LIFE.
After the Three Strikes policy was enacted in 1994, thousands of criminal offenders were sentenced to life in prison for non-violent crimes including petty theft and possession of drugs. In response to the injustice of California’s Three Strike policy, on November 6, 2012, California voters approved the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012, also known as Proposition 36. Proposition 36 amended the Three Strikes law by only imposing a life sentence when a new felony conviction is serious or violent. Additionally, it added a resentencing procedure for some inmates who were sentenced under the former Three Strikes policy.
Under Proposition 36, thousands of inmates may be eligible for resentencing.
Proposition 36 created a “post-conviction release proceeding” for any prisoner who is serving a life sentence under the Three Strikes Law for a crime that is a non-serious and non-violent felony, and who is not disqualified for other reasons. A qualified inmate may petition to be resentenced as a “second strike” offender—and avoid a life sentence—unless the court determines that resentencing would create an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety.
When & Where
Three Strikes Justice Center
Founded in 2012, The Three Strikes Justice Center is one of only two organizations in California dedicated to guiding prisoners and their loved ones through the difficult process of understanding Proposition 36. Focused on the idea that it’s never too late for new beginnings, TSJC aims to reunite family members with inmates who have been swept under the rug by society.
Angeli Fitch and Givelle Lamano are the co-founders of The Three Strikes Justice Center and are available to speak with prisoners who believe they are eligible for resentencing.
Contact: email@example.com (415) 913-7742