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Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - October 11, 2006

Guest Opinion: We were misled on effects of 'three strikes' law, which needs reform

by LaDoris Cordell

In the belief that we needed a law that would impose life sentences on repeat violent offenders, Californians passed the three-strikes law in 1994.

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LaDoris Cordell is a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University administrator who serves on the Palo Alto City Council, while actively campaigning to modify the state's three-strikes sentencing law and working on other social-justice issues. She can be e-mailed at lcordell@stanford.edu.