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The Three Strikes Law is Unfair

Do Now Round-Ups | December 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Three Strikes Law is Unfair

Last week, students across the country discussed the effectiveness of longer prison sentences in our #DoNow3Strikes post. We asked students Do lengthy prison sentences help deter crime? Should voters or legislators be part of determining prison sentences?

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Three Strikes and You’re Out?

Do Now | November 15, 2013 | 121 Comments

Three Strikes and You’re Out?

In 1994, Californians approved a Three Strikes law that was the toughest in the nation. In addition to violent and serious crimes, felons convicted of shoplifting, drug possession and other low-level offenses were imprisoned for life terms. More than 9,000 people were sent to prison under the law.

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