Stanford students take on three-strikes cases

Charles Ramirez listens to a newly purchased CD player at a halfway house in Los Angeles. He got 25 years to life in 1996 for his third strike, stealing a van's radio. After efforts by Stanford law students, his sentence was reduced to six years and he was released.
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( Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / May 12, 2009 )

Charles Ramirez listens to a newly purchased CD player at a halfway house in Los Angeles. He got 25 years to life in 1996 for his third strike, stealing a van's radio. After efforts by Stanford law students, his sentence was reduced to six years and he was released.

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