A Butte County judge denies a reduction in a prison sentence for a man convicted of manufacturing meth and
sentenced under California's "Three Strikes" law. The local District Attorney's Office says 63 year old Rodney Poor was convicted in 1997 with four prior "strikes." He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Poor appealed his sentence after Proposition 36 was approved by voters last year...that allowed prisoners to seek resentencing if their "3rd strike" was not a serious or violent felony. According to the DA, the local judge ruled Poor posed an "unreasonable risk of danger to public safety" because of his record and prison behavior.