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26 years in prison for lying 1

A California man sent to prison for 26 years for lying on a driver’s license application won a new hearing on Friday in a case that revived debate over the state’s “three strikes” law, which imposes lengthy terms on repeat offenders.

Santos Reyes was convicted of perjury for filling out a driver’s license under a cousin’s name in 1997. Convicted of burglary in 1981 and armed robbery in 1987, he was sentenced to 26-years-to-life. Reyes appealed, arguing such a sentence constituted cruel and unusual punishment.

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I could just imagine him leaving the prison after 26 years. That would be one hell of a ‘walk of shame’.

shame

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16070455015109638197 WhyNot

    Pity emperor Bush is exempt from obeying the law. With his lying record, he’d be in jail for millions of years.