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Stanford Law Students Win Release For Third Striker Who Stole Food From Church

Gregory Taylor was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stealing food from his church. It was his "third strike" under California law.

Stanford University Law School's Three Strikes Project, which is dedicated to representing offenders sentenced to life under California's harsh three strikes law, filed a habeas petition for him.

A California judge yesterday ordered Taylor's release, reducing his sentence to 13 years...time served. His prior offenses:

He was convicted of third-strike burglary due to convictions of robbery twice in the 1980s, once for stealing a purse containing $10 and once for trying to rob a man on the street. He didn't use a weapon in either case, and no one was injured.


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