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Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

Caught:  The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk,
The Huffington Post, December 9, 2014

In 1994, California mandated that defendants with two or more serious convictions be sentenced to a minimum of twenty-five years to life on conviction of any third felony. Sixteen years later, Jerry Dewayne Williams received this sentence for stealing a pizza from a group of children.

 

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