Polly Klaas Law

by macknall7
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
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Polly Klaas Law

The Polly Klaus Law

By: Mack Nall, Josey Rochester,Dalton Whitt

The Polly Klaas Law, also know as The Three Strikes Law, prevents future criminals from doing severe crimes. (Kidnappings, Murders, Robberies, etc.)

Beginning in the early 1990s, states began to enact mandatory sentencing laws for repeat criminal offenders. These acts came to be known as "three strikes laws," because they were refered to when offenders committed their third offense. By 2003 over half the states and the federal government had passed the three strikes laws.

The crime against Polly motivated over 800,000 Californian’s to sign the 3-strikes-and-you’re-out ballot petition that would enhance prison sentences for repetative offenders. By the time the 1994 election occurred and 3-strikes passed by more than 70% of the popular vote, Governor Wilson signed the bill into law with the support of the California legislature.

This law was first enacted by Washington voters in 1993, and in 1994 it was passed by in California. Even though prisons were overcrowded for years to come, it still was a benifet to citizens of towns and cities across the U.S.


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