California to grant parole to nonviolent third-strike criminals

Some are serving life sentences for offences as trivial as shoplifting or possessing small amounts of narcotics.

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    California is planning to change its controversial sentencing system which has put many repeat offenders in prison for life.

    The state will allow up to 4,000 of inmates to seek parole.

     

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.


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