New Law Mandates Prison for Some Crooks

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Anyone convicted a fourth time for a felony
theft would go to prison rather than receive probation under a new
law taking effect July 1.

The law also allows a judge to sentence anyone convicted of a third felony for theft, burglary or drug violation to a substance abuse treatment program for at least four months.

Originally, the legislation called for prison time for anyone convicted of a third felony. That idea was dropped because of concerns about how many additional prisoners would be locked up and what that would cost the state.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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