Letters to the Editor

Fix 'Three Strikes'

Why doesn't Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger want to admit the reason our prisons are so overcrowded?

The "Three Strikes" law needs to be looked at with an open mind. It's not just child molesters, murderers and rapists doing 25-to-life. We have prisoners doing 25-to-life for a third minor offense, like stealing a pack of gum, which of course they shouldn't have taken, but that's no reason to give them a life sentence.

The "Three Strikes" law needs to be redone. It only makes sense. That would certainly ease our prison overcrowding.

Ann Hobbs

Exeter

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