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LA DA Gascón Says It’s Time to Remove Youth Offenders From Career Criminal Law

Los Angeles’ new reform-minded top prosecutor said Friday that it’s time to remove youthful offenders from California’s tough career criminal law that can greatly extend their prison time later in life.

District Attorney George Gascón, who runs the nation’s largest prosecutors’ office, backed pending legislation that would prevent juvenile “strikes” from counting toward future sentencing enhancements under the state’s “three-strikes” law that can lead to life prison sentences for repeat serious offenders.

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