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New study checks up on inmates freed early under Prop 36

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Beds are seen at one of the housing units of at the Folsom Women's Facility in Folsom, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

It's been nearly a year since voters in California passed Proposition 36. The new law makes it easier for inmates who have been convicted of three strikes to be released from prison.

So far, 1,000 inmates facing life sentences have been freed. Now, a new report looks at how well they've fared since.

We're joined by Michael Montgomery, reporter with KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting has been reviewing the study.   

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