The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons | 1997

Documentary
An investigation of the history, legislation, and the nationally damaging consequences of the "three strikes" legislation in California as told through the stories of two fathers of murdered children. While Mike ...more

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Synopsis

An investigation of the history, legislation, and the nationally damaging consequences of the "three strikes" legislation in California as told through the stories of two fathers of murdered children. While Mike Reynolds was a main supporter of the law, Marc Klaas - whose daughter's murder became a huge news story in California - changed his mind about the bill when he discovered that it did not distinguish between violent and non-violent offenders. The film connects these men's stories, the political problems of jail overcrowding, and the effects of the media on politics.

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