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Say NO to the "Three Strike" law for non-violent offenders
Petition Background (Preamble):
In the meantime, the policies against powerful criminals and violent offenders remain unchanged. It is another abuse of the already disadvantaged in society.
As a result of this law, U.S. Corrections has grown to a 32 billion dollar industry. It costs an averageof $19,700 per year for a county jail bed and yet only 65% of second strikes and 55% of third strikes are for non-violent or less serious offenses.
Say no to the "Three-Strike" law for non-violent offenders. Consider that the huge sums of money going into the incarceration industry to house thousands of inmates can instead be applied to programs to educate and reform.
The Say NO to the "Three Strike" law for non-violent offenders petition to New York Senate was written by Mirta Kekenak and is in the category Justice at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: violent, strike, offenders, industry, offenses, paying, crimes, strikes, negatively, implementation, caused, controversy, affected, convicted, non violent, three strike, strike law, this law, violent offenders, for non,