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.

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