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Calif. Voters Asked to Revise '3 Strikes' Law

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Calif. Voters Asked to Revise '3 Strikes' Law

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Calif. Voters Asked to Revise '3 Strikes' Law

Calif. Voters Asked to Revise '3 Strikes' Law

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California's 1994 "three strikes" law was hailed as an iron-clad sentencing guide for repeat offenders and a model for the nation. Now, with state prisons at the breaking point, many want the law revised so it applies only to violent repeat offenders. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.