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This supplement is the third part of a three part case. The main case (case 1908.0) provides background on the California three strikes law, and then briefly describes the proponents and opponents of the ballot measure, and the arguments each side put forward. The sequel and supplement can be read sequentially in class. The brief sequel summarizes the impact of the ballot initiative--which was overwhelmingly approved by voters--on both the state prison system and the state budget. This supplement tells a different story: of two judges in Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from the owners of two juvenile detention centers, in a scheme many labeled kids for cash.

Learning Objective:
The brief third part can be used to provide a balancing follow-up perspective showing the multiple forms in which provider interests can be expressed.

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Case Author:
Esther Scott
Faculty Lead:
John D. Donahue
Pages (incl. exhibits):
United States
Funding Source:
Robert G. Wilmers Local & State Government Case Studies Fund