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Three Strikes Law

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Three Strikes Law

The most recent law to come about has been the “3 strikes and you’re out” law. It sounds so socially acceptable why wouldn’t we want to have it? If a person commits two misdemeanors they serve them as such. However, should they commit a third it would be classified as a felony and they would no longer serve their time at the county jail, rather the state penitentiary. You hear this and say, “hey that’s great…tougher laws,” but when you strip away the figurative English and break it down you might change your mind.
     Let’s start off by using a minor misdemeanor such as petty theft for example. Petty theft means that a person stole something valued less than $400. So let’s say our little criminal here steals a can of soda. He gets arrested, spends a month at Theo Lacy, gets six months probation, and is released out on the streets again. Six months go by and this time he gets hungry not thirsty and he steals a candy bar. After a year in jail, 2 years probation, and a ...

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