Listed below are 150 California Three-Strike stories from the FACTS database. These Stories were compiled through February of 2002. We believe they barely scratch the surface demonstrating the unbelievable injustice of this law. For instance, we do not receive letters from prisoners who are unable to write, cannot read English, are mentally disabled, have not heard about us, those who have heard about us but choose not to write us, and those who have committed suicide or died in prison. Inasmuch as our data-tracking came to a close in early 2002, there is no doubt but that many shocking new and unfound cases could be added to this list.
All of the "media stories" are ranked based on estimated economic damages of the strikes on a prisoner's record by our computer. Presented below--in ascending order--are the top 150 stories we have gathered thus far.