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Insight: California may set new trend with "three strikes" reform

Inmates are escorted by a guard through San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Inmates are escorted by a guard through San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Inmates are escorted by a guard through San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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Mothers watch their children arrive to visit at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California in this May 5, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Mothers watch their children arrive to visit at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California in this May 5, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Mothers watch their children arrive to visit at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California in this May 5, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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Inmates walk around an exercise yard at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California in this June 3, 2011 file photograph.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Inmates walk around an exercise yard at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California in this June 3, 2011 file photograph.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Inmates walk around an exercise yard at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California in this June 3, 2011 file photograph.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a group therapy session at San Quentin state prison in San Quentin, California in this June 8, 2012 file photograph. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files
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