Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Not just in Shropshire

A few weeks ago the Guardian carried a piece on a campaign against California's 'three strikes and you're out' law.

Among the prisoners whose cases are highlighted are:

Richard Morgan, 25 years for shoplifting a baseball glove;

Herman Clifford Smith, 25 years for trying to cash a forged cheque for $193;

Gilbert Musgrave, 25 years for possession of a stolen video recorder;

George Anderson, 25 years for filing a false driving licence application;

Johnny Quirino, 25 years for stealing razor blades;

Eric Simmons, 25 years for possessing three stolen ceiling fans.

There are more horror stories in this article from Time.

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