Mercury News: Reform unjust sentencing for unwitting accomplices

by Senator Dave Cortese, Joanne Scheer, and Yolanda Ledesma

An average of 130 people per year — one person every three days — are sentenced to die in our state prisons for a crime they did not commit. “I wasn’t supposed to be here at all in the world today,” says Tammy Cooper Garvin, a former resident of Santa Clara County who was criminalized for surviving human trafficking and charged as an unwilling accomplice for a crime she did not commit.

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