Monday, December 02, 2013

The Making of the "Three Strikes" Laws

As part of its Retro Reports, the New York Times has posted a video report about the "three strikes" laws enacted by many states and the federal government in the 1990s which provided that an offender should be sentenced harshly, often to 25 years or more in prison, after committing a third crime. 11 min 20 sec, no transcript, but a short accompanying article available.