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150 Stories of Inmates

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.

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1 Rene Landa
For Stealing a Spare Tire

2 Mark A. Bishop
possession of a controlled substance

3 Luciano Orozco
possession of .05 grams of heroin

4 Silvio Constantino Hernandez
possession of a weapon

5 Johnny Quirino
petty theft of razor blades

6 Doug Rash
possession of .4 of grams of cocaine

7 Ray Anthony Means
possession of .09 grams of cocaine

8 Keffer Runnels
petty theft

9 Kelly Lee Scherer
possession of controlled substance for sale

10 Thomas Williams
possession of a stolen bicycle

11 Richard Anthony Edwards
possession of 1/4 gram of controlled substance

12 Edward Parsons
possession of .06 grams of meth

13 Ruben Arriaga
shoplifting a $70 drill from sears

14 Shane Reams
aiding and abetting a $20 sale of cocaine

15 Kenneth Lee Wade

16 George Michael Lane
possession of $40 worth of roommate's jewelry

17 David Lynn Robinson
attempted forged check and forged check

18 Thomas Edwards
possession of .085 grams of meth and stolen license plate

19 James Ely
attempter burglary of vacant car at car wash at 2:00 a.m.

20 Daniel Lerma
attempted burglary

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