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

As a former nurse inside the Calif. State Prison system I have seen first hand the ridiculous, cruel, erratic effects of the three strikes law. People who have never done an act of violence or even a large theft are incarcerated for 25 to life. It sickens me. It sends more than a million dollars per prisoner down the drain to incarcerate for life. What ever happened to our Federal Constitution? How can this be allowed? Now Californians are upset that they are loosing their schools, health and social services, parks and God knows what else to come. That is the cost of unconscionable incarceration. What politician has the guts to step forward and say enough?

October 11, 2009 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )