POLITICS
12/02/2013 08:01 am ET

How A Personal Tragedy Created '3 Strikes And You're Out'

A wave of public anger over two horrific murders in the 1990s birthed "Three Strikes And You're Out" laws in several states, mandating long prison sentences for people with prior criminal records.

Retro Report examines how California's Three Strikes law became something different than intended -- a means to dole out harsh sentences for petty crimes.

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