"Three Strikes" Bill Becomes Law in Massachusetts

A tough new Massachusetts crime bill that imposes a "three strikes" rule on violent repeat offenders was signed into law on Thursday by Democratic Governor Deval Patrick.
August 3, 2012

A tough new Massachusetts crime bill that imposes a "three strikes" rule on violent repeat offenders was signed into law on Thursday by Democratic Governor Deval Patrick. The law is known as Melissa's Bill, for Melissa Gosule, a young Massachusetts teacher who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1999 by a repeat violent criminal offender out on parole.

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