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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
LDF Co-Chair David Mills has fought to secure justice for people sentenced to life in prison for non-violent, non-serious crimes under California’s “Three Strikes” law. First through the work of the Stanford Law School Three Strikes Project, which he founded, Mills obtained representation for individuals challenging their life sentences. Then Mills led the successful effort to pass Proposition 36, the ballot initiative that eliminated future life sentences for non-violent, non-serious crimes, and gave individuals currently serving such sentences a path to release.
With Mills’ encouragement and support, LDF was proud to be a leader in the coalition that passed Proposition 36. We look forward to continuing to work with the Three Strikes Project to secure relief for those still serving these unjust sentences.
You can read the Rolling Stone article here.