Washington Legislature revises 3-strikes sentencing law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has passed a bill to resentence as many as 114 people serving life without parole under the state’s three-strikes law. The Seattle Times reports Senate Bill 5164 affects those who “struck out” at least in part because of a second-degree robbery conviction, relating to a crime that generally involves no weapon or physical injury. While such a conviction will no longer be considered a strike, whether people will remain in prison for some length of time would depend on what a judge decides based on the sentencing range for their convictions.