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California / Three-Strikes Law / Crowded Jails #167061

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) Ruling by the California supreme court that the three-strikes and you're out law is too rigid examined. [California secretary of state Bill JONES, victim's father Mike REYNOLDS - oppose the ruling.] The constitutional issue of cruel and unusual punishment raised. [University of California at Los Angeles law school professor Peter ARENELLA, public defender Peter KEANE - analyze the decision.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Rand Corporation study on the three-strikes law in California mentioned.

(Los Angeles: Ken Kashiwahara) The problem of the overcrowded legal system in California because of the three-strike law, which makes felons wait in jail for trials instead of plea bargaining, examined. [Two PRISONERS, Los Angeles supervisor Gloria MOLINA - comment on the system and cost.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Muller, Judy

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