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

Uh, people? Could we please look at the facts here? Most of us are complaining about costs, and The Three strikes law has saved us a good 54 billion dollars in the past 15 years! Not only that, it has saved lives as well! in the past 15 years, there have been 9,385 less murders than in the 15 years before, even with 14 million more citizens! As for the prison population, it was projected that it would increase by 250,000 in merely 5 years, when in 15 years it has only risen 10,000. And for those who might say that the accusations are unfair, that people are thrown in jail for little to no reason at all, notice this; did this article mention the circumstances of the crimes Mr. Tucker committed? All it said was that he stole something, when a strike can be given only for a violently committed felony! There's something that this site is not mentioning! The Judge can lessen or increase the sentence at his or her discretion, depending on the merit of the crime for a 25 years to life sentence! Sure, my sources are the Department of Justice, but can you come up with anything better?

December 8, 2009 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )