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Three strikes law News

Op-Ed: Why California should soon be sending fewer people to prison

Sacramento - Proposition 47 on California's November ballot would scale back California's “three-strikes” crime law, the harshest of these laws in the nation, and many commentators believe it will pass. This is a worthy initiative and deserves a "yes" vote.

California woman sentenced to 55 years to life in DUI death

Torrance - A substance abuse counsellor was sentenced under California's three-strikes law after she was found guilty of driving drunk, hitting a pedestrian, and then continuing to drive while the dying man was trapped in her windshield.

California man jailed for deliberately killing wife's dog

Los Angeles - A 45-year-old man was sentenced to 16 months in jail for deliberately running down his wife's Chihuahua during a bitter divorce dispute. The man initially said it was an accident but surveillance video determined otherwise.

Op-Ed: The other Marissa Alexanders

Tallahassee - The case of Marissa Alexander provoked outrage, but the excessive sentence handed down to this Florida mother is far from an anomaly.

Washington man faces life in prison under 'Three Strikes Law'

A 23-year-old man from Olympia, Washington has been sentenced to life in prison under Washington's "Three Strikes Law." The law requires judges to sentence criminals to life in prison if they are convicted three times for serious offenses.
 

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