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15 Years After 'Three Strikes' Law, Calif. Prisons Packed

October 8, 2009 3:09 p.m.

California's prison sentencing laws are some of the toughest in the nation. They have led to massive overcrowding in the state's 33 prisons. Today we look back on how "three strikes" became law in California more than 15 years ago, the role politics has played, and the adverse effect it's had on one San Diego family.

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