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DocFest: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL
Sam Banning, 80 min, US
Approaching its 20th anniversary, California’s infamous Three Strikes Law is re-examined in this local doc, which highlights the stories of three individuals who received life sentences after crimes such as shoplifting, writing a bad check, and —famously— taking a piece of pizza from a group of kids. The law’s proponents say violent crime is down, while detractors point to the massive expense and inhumane prison crowding. What’s the real cost of Three Strikes?
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