In California, for nearly 20 years now, a person convicted of breaking three laws -- no matter how minor -- would be sent to prison for life, no exceptions.
They discovered more than 4,000 such cases, according to former student Emily Galvin.
"At every level, there had been a prosecutor or a judge who thought it was okay to hand down a life sentence for shoplifting. (It) was really horrifying to me,
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