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3 Strikes Primer: All The Info You Need

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Updates from 1/7/2012 Meeting
FINAL Analysis Cost of S.2080 H.3818

FINAL 3 Strikes Fact Sheet S.2080 and H.3818

Bill Comparison Chart – Meaning

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HISTORY OF LEGISLATION:

To research any MA Legislation: Massachusetts Bill Search
http://www.malegislature.gov/bills/Search

Senate Bill 2054
Bill S.2054
An Act relative to habitual offenders, sentencing and improving law enforcement tools
Senate, Monday, November 07, 2011 – New draft of Senate, No. 728 reported from the Senate committee on Ways and Means.
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/Senate/S02054

Senate Bill 2059
Bill S.2059
An Act relative to habitual offenders, sentencing and improving law enforcement tools.
Senate, November 10, 2011 — Text of the Senate Bill (printed as amended) relative to habitual offenders, sentencing and improving law enforcement tools.
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/Senate/S02059

Senate Bill 2080
Bill S.2080
Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brewer, Baddour, Creem and Tarr) to the House Bill relative to sentencing and improving law enforcement tools (House, No. 3818).

Senate, November 21, 2011 – Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brewer, Baddour, Creem and Tarr) to the House Bill relative to sentencing and improving law enforcement tools (House, No. 3818).
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/Senate/S02080

House Bill 3811
Bill H.3811             11/15/2011
An Act relative to habitual offenders, sentencing and improving law enforcement tools.
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H03811
To view the text of House, No. 3811, click link
http://www.mass.gov/legis/journal/desktop/Current%20Agenda%202011/H3811.pdf

House Bill 3818
Bill H.3818             11/16/2011
An Act relative to sentencing and improving law enforcement tools
http://www.malegislature.gov/Bills/187/House/H03818
To view the text of House, No. 3818, click link
http://www.mass.gov/legis/journal/desktop/Current%20Agenda%202011/H3818.pdf


CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS
:

Find your Legislator; Senator or Representative
http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Search
http://www.wheredoivotema.com

Conference Committee Members
http://blackstonian.com/news/2012/01/call-state-house-oppose-3-strikes-law-in-ma/

Rep. Bradford Hill
Second Assistant Minority Leader
R Ipswich
State House Room 128
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2100
Email: Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov

Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem
Senator
D Newton
State House Room 405
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1639
Fax: 617-722-1266
Email: Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov

Rep. David Paul Linsky
Representative
D Natick
State House Room 146
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2575
Fax: 617-722-2238
Email: David.Linsky@mahouse.gov

Rep. Eugene L. O’Flaherty
Representative
D Chelsea
State House Room 136
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2396
Fax: 617-722-2819
Email: Gene.OFlaherty@mahouse.gov

Sen. Bruce E. Tarr
Minority Leader
R Gloucester
State House Room 308
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1600
Fax: (617) 722-1310
Email: Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov

Sen. Steven A. Baddour
Senator
D Methuen
State House Room 208
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1604
Fax: 617-722-1999
Email: Steven.Baddour@masenate.gov

The Governor of Massachusetts

Gov. Deval Patrick
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Office of the Lt. Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617.725.4005
Fax: 617.727.9725

CONSEQUENCES OF  3-STRIKES LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS:

– Will cost the State of Massachusetts: Between $75-125 Million Annually
– Parole eligibility would increase from 15 to 25 years
– Mandatory post-release supervision will be imposed on all who have finished or wrapped up their sentence
– Mandatory post-release supervision will appear on former prisoner  record together with CORI
– High rate of recidivism, revolving door to more incarceration-No Rehabilitation
– Will lead to more overcrowding in Massachusetts prison: currently suffering from overcrowding: Over 11,506 inmates, functioning at a 144% over capacity
– More incarceration of Minorities: Blacks are 6.6% of MA  population but approx. 29% of those incarcerated

3 STRIKES IN CALIF:

Striking Out: The Failure of California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Law
http://www.justicepolicy.org/uploads/justicepolicy/documents/99-03_rep_cathreestrikes_ac.pdf

RECENT PRESS:

Boston Banner
Proposed ‘three strikes’ bill draws community ire
By. Yawu Miller Jan. 4, 2012
http://bostonbanner.com/local11-2012-01-05

Boston Phoenix
Calling out ‘three strikes’
Is the country’s most notoriously failed law coming to the commonwealth?
By CHRIS FARAONE January 4, 2012
http://thephoenix.com/Boston/news/132118-calling-out-three-strikes/

GENERAL INCARCERATION FACTS:

A Black man has 1 in 3 (32%) chance of imprisonment
A Latino man 1 in 6 (17%) chance of imprisonment
A White man has 1 in 17 (5.9%) chance of imprisonment

Hispanics are  16% of total U.S. population but 21% of those incarcerated in 2011
Blacks are 13% of total U.S. population but over 40% of those incarcerated in 2011

 

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