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September 01, 2014

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Three Strikes and You Are Out
Last Aired: 4/13/2000

One of the most controversial anti-crime measures to emerge in recent years are ``Three Strikes and You`re Out`` laws, which enhance prison sentences for repeat offenders. Although enacted in twenty-four states and by the federal government, the nation`s strictest three strikes law comes from California, where voters passed a widely supported ballot measure five years ago. That tough-on-crime legislation
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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