Last month, California voters approved Proposition 36, the initiative overhauled the state's controversial three strikes law. From now on, only felons with a violent third strike will be sentenced to life.
Those previously sentenced can petition to have their sentences commuted, and over the past few weeks inmates throughout California have been working hard to make that happen. But many of them are finding it more difficult than they expected.
For more on this we're joined by Michael Montgomery, a reporter with Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch.