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Three Strikes and You're Out ("Three Strikes") laws mandate long sentences for certain habitual offenders, usually 25 years to life in prison for third-time violent offenders. Since 1993, Three Strikes has been implemented for federal offenses and in at least 25 states.

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African Americans and the Criminal Justice System: An Encyclopedia


Delores D. Jones-Brown
Beverly D. Frazier
Marvie Brooks


African Americans and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia by Delores D. Jones-Brown, Beverly D. Frazier, and Marvie Brooks, Editors. Copyright © 2014 by Delores D. Jones-Brown, Beverly D. Frazier, and Marvie Brooks. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.



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