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The Legacy: Murder and Media, Politics and Prisons

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Law & Crime, Media Studies, Politics & Government

Synopsis

In 1994, after 12-year-old Polly Klaas was killed by kidnapper Richard Allen Davis, the State of California proposed a repeat-offender law that mandated a life sentence after any criminal's third felony conviction; it was passed that year by an overwhelming margin. The measure was highly controversial, and The Legacy: Murder and Media, Politics and Prisons explores the views of both supporters and opponents of the bill. Surprisingly, several members of the Klaas family speak out against the bill, which...more

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