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Prop. 36 Recidivism Report

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Since the enactment of the Three Strikes Reform Act ("Proposition 36") by California voters in November 2012, approximately half of all inmates eligible for relief under Proposition 36 have been released from custody, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation data ("CDCR").

The CDCR data show that the recidivism rate of these prisoners is far lower (1.3 percent) than that of all other inmates released from prison over the same period of time (over 30 percent), underscoring the success of Proposition 36.