Can Rehabilitation in Prison be 1170.26 Good Cause?

Penal Code § 1170.26, also known as the Three-Strikes Reform Law, allowed a person serving an indeterminate sentence to request resentencing on the third strike within two years of the law’s passage date in November of 2012 or later upon a showing of good cause. In the following case involving a prisoner who filed a motion for relief under 1170.126, his first such attempt was denied because the court regarded doing so as imposing a danger to public safety. Years later, after rehabilitating himself in prison, he tried such a motion again, arguing his delay in filing was due to rehabilitation and this was good cause. How did the court respond? To read the answer, please click on the following link –

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