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The Making of the ‘Three Strikes’ Laws        By Retro Report        NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002579045/the-making-of-the-three-strikes-laws.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Strikes of Injustice        Op-Docs        The New York Times        9 October 2012

 

 

 

 

Three Strikes of Injustice | Op-Docs | The New York Times        9 October 2012

 

A documentary profiles Shane Taylor,

one of more than 4,000 nonviolent offenders

serving life in California prisons

under a three-strikes law.

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=pJotrsvQbNU&list=PL4CGYNsoW2iCb4uQUNgWK6TJJgNVp-MpP&index=72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

serve life terms under California’s three-strikes law

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/us/
california-convicts-are-out-of-prison-after-third-strike-and-staying-out.html

 

 

 

 

1994 > California > voters overwhelmingly pass the “three strikes” law

 

(in 1994),

California voters overwhelmingly

passed the “three strikes” law

that has come to symbolize America’s

deeply irrational and misguided obsession

with harsh and inflexible sentencing.

 

It set a life sentence for anyone

with a third felony conviction,

no matter how minor or nonviolent

— even for stealing a pair of socks.

 

The law contributed

to a dramatic increase

in California’s prison population,

which grew so far beyond capacity

that in 2011 the Supreme Court ruled

that horrendous prison conditions

violated the Constitution.

 

In 2012,

Californians voted to soften the law,

allowing prisoners whose third strike

was a nonserious and nonviolent crime

to seek early release.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/opinion/a-sentencing-commission-for-california.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/us/
california-voters-to-decide-on-sending-fewer-criminals-to-prison.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/
opinion/a-sentencing-commission-for-california.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/
booming/born-of-grief-three-strikes-laws-are-being-rethought.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/
opinion/sunday/california-horror-stories-and-the-3-strikes-law.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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