A 50-year-old woman in Seattle will likely get life in prison for her third robbery, under the so-called “three strikes” law. The commenters on the P-I article are ecstatic (“She’s obviously a scumbag. Lock her up.”).
Me? Not so much. “Three strikes” laws are turning our prison system into an overpriced geriatric ward. Taxpayers will now have to feed, clothe and shelter this woman for the rest of her life, even though she’s likely at the end of her career as a strong-arm robber.