Three Strikes Bill Limited

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Lawmakers have put some limits on a measure
that would mandate prison time for all criminals convicted of a third felony.

The measure's sponsor, Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, said Monday that the new version limits prison time to those convicted the third time of burglary, aggravated burglary and theft.

The change was made by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee. Schmidt says it was done to address concerns about the high cost of housing additional inmates under the original proposal.

The reworked measure is part of a larger bill the committee will consider Tuesday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16481361 - wibw.com/a?a=16481361