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Three Strikes Law Failure

1 Last week a man broke into Mrs. Perry's house and stole her jewelry, a silver cup, and $300 in cash. The man was arrested and charged with ____________ after a neighbor saw him and called the police.
  theft
  felony
  burglary
  conviction

2 The neighbor ______________________ she saw the man break a window and go into the house. Fifteen minutes later she saw him leave though the same window carrying a bag.
  found
  claimed
  focused
  agreed

3 Leandro Andrade is a(n) ___________________ at Tehachapi prison in California. Under the state's Three Strikes law, he is serving two life sentences for crimes going back to 1983.
  prosecutor
  judge
  inmate
  burglar

4 A college in England uses trained German Shepherd dogs to guard the campus at night. “They are the best __________________ to crime in the world,” said the university's president.
  felony
  conviction
  prosecutor
  deterrent

5 Jeremy Hogarth was robbed on the street at the age of 16. He never forgot the experience and years later, decided to go to law school and become a(n) _____________________.
  burglar
  felon
  prosecutor
  inmate