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    Hi, I am doing an expository essay on three strikes laws. I need some assistance with this topic however. Can you explain to me what three strikes laws are and their background, as well as their use in the United States. I also need some ideas regarding ideals on how to keep an audience's attention when writing my essay on three strike laws.

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    The three strikes law is a habitual offender law. If a defendant is convicted thrice for felony then according to laws enacted by the state government, the state courts are required to impose a sentence between 25 years and life in prison. The overall intent of the law is to impose a higher sentence on persons who have committed three serious crimes. The background is that in baseball, a batter is allowed two strikes before striking out. The three strikes law increases the prison sentences of persons ...

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