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In 1994 California voters approved a ballot initiative known as Three Strikes and Youre Out The law states that people who are convicted of three felonies may end up facing life in prison Mullins The Three Strikes law increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of felonies who have been previously convicted of a violent or serious felony and limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a prison sentence Violent offenses include murder robbery with a deadly weapon rape and other sex offenses serious offenses include the same offenses defined as violent offenses but also include other crimes such as burglary of a residence and assault with intent to commit robbery or rape Mullins The Three Strikes law is a controversial law that has raised many issues among todays society Those who support the law claim that it is a necessity to crack down on violent offenders Those who oppose the Three Strikes law argue that it is a loser because it could lead to an increase in violent offensesAccording to former California Attorney General Dan Lungren There is just no way to ignore the positive impact of the Three-Strikes Law Californias drop in crime is outperforming similar downward trends in other parts of the nation Males Macallair Taqi-Edin The Three-Strikes admired by its supporters receive the name because the provision requires 25 to life prison terms for defendants convicted of any felony who were already convicted of two serious or violent felonies The law was approved by three fourths of California voters because it promised to reduce violent crimes and put repeat offenders in jail for life thus lowering the crimes rate The Three Strikes law strives to clean up violence in California by allowing the justice system to punish criminals in a fair and just manner One Two Three Youre out The guidelines of the law are clear cut and precise One has up to three chances before
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