Fewer Three-Strikes Terms Sought in California

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strikes27may27,1,2737572.story California prosecutors have steadily cut back on seeking life sentences for repeat offenders under the state's controversial "three strikes and you're out" law, the Los Angeles Times says. Statewide, the number of 25-years-to-life sentences for a third strike has dropped more than 50 percent since the peak in 1996. Falling crime rates account for some of that decline, but prosecutors, defense lawyers and independent analysts agree that . . .

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