A Siskiyou County man is benefiting from a voter-mandated softening of the three strikes law. 59-year-old Joseph Teran was re-sentenced Thursday as a result of last year's Proposition 36. The change means that a life sentence can only be imposed if all three offenses are considered serious or violent. Teran has served 9 years of his 25-years-to-life sentence that resulted from a 2004 conviction for stealing a chainsaw and a video camera. His previous strikes were for a residential burglary in Alameda County in 1974 and for child endangerment in Siskiyou County in 1999. When he was sentenced in 2004, the judge called him a "pain in the neck to society". His re-sentencing totals 12 years and he'll likely be released within a year for good behavior.