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‘3 strikes’ sentencing reform leaves out Washington inmates

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A small group of inmates, disproportionately black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime "three strikes" laws around the U.S. At least 24 states including Washington passed such laws during the 1990s, embracing tough-on-crime rhetoric. But ...

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