'Three strikes' victim rebels

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The Independent Online
LOS ANGELES - A San Francisco woman risked being sent to jail for contempt of court by refusing to testify against a man who broke into her car: she did not want him to be sent to prison for life under new 'three strikes, you're out' laws, Phil Reeves reports.

'You ever heard of Mothers Against Drunk Driving? Well, how about victims against three strikes?' said Joan Miller, 71. California last month decided that criminals with two felony convictions automatically face a minimum 25 years without parole on their third felony offence.