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September 26, 2005

A Reader's Digest version of three strikes critique

Thanks to this post at TalkLeft, I came across this interesting article attacking three-strikes laws, which appears in the October 1 issue of Reader's Digest.  The article is entitled "Petty Crime, Outrageous Punishment; Why three-strikes law doesn't work" and is authored by Carl M. Cannon.  Also interesting is this public comment page at the Reader's Digest website; most of the comments attack a perceived liberal bias in the article.

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Holy cow. If those comments are in any way indicative of what the general public thinks about sentencing issues, we are in deep trouble. Of course, if those folks got their way and we just locked everybody up forever (or execute them), at least all our post-_Booker_ worrying would be moot.

Posted by: JDB | Sep 27, 2005 8:59:17 AM

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