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    And in continuation of the previous post, here is an example of how the culture of "zero tolerance" affected CA

    http://www.courts.ca.gov/20142.htm

    California’s Three Strikes Sentencing Law


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    California's Three Strikes sentencing law was originally enacted in 1994. The essence of the Three Strikes law was to require a defendant convicted of any new felony, having suffered one prior conviction of a serious felony to be sentenced to state prison for twice the term otherwise provided for the crime. If the defendant was convicted of any felony with two or more prior strikes, the law mandated a state prison term of at least 25 years to life.

    And before the amendment in 2012, one could be affected even if the crime he committed was not violent. Notice that it was the 1990's when the original law passed. Obviously, such legislation must have impacted the CA incarceration rate.

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