A man convicted of two counts of assault with a deadly weapon is the first in Fresno to be released from prison as part of Proposition 57’s non-violent parole review, said the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.
Danny Ray Lucero’s release was granted Monday at the board of parole hearings where members said that Lucero “did not pose an unreasonable risk of violence” to society, according to the district attorney’s office.
Lucero was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2013 after he was convicted of trying to stab two people. He had a strike and prior felony convictions for burglary, the district attorney’s office said.
Under Proposition 57, inmates must show good behavior to be eligible for release.
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Part of an initiative to fix California’s overcrowded prisons, Proposition 57 passed on the November 2016 ballot with 64 percent of the vote.