The Long Beach Chapter of Families to Amend California's Three Strikes (FACTS) invite all to an event Sunday morning "dedicated to the freedom of over 4,500 men and women serving life sentences in prison for nonviolent crimes under California's brutal Three Strikes Law."
Get on the Bus, an organization that brings children together with their mothers and fathers serving behind bars, also gives a presentation at the event that runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's Parish Hall, 525 E. 7th St., Long Beach.
"The purpose will be to bring the awful and largely unknown story of the Three Strikes Law to the Long Beach community in an effort to build support for ongoing efforts to reform the law," say organizers.
Topics of discussion include:
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* What is the Three Strikes Law and does it really work to curb violent crime?;
* The financial impact of the law and its affect on our quality of life;
* The real stories of pain, hope and determination shared by family members of Strikers.
A question and answer period follows the main program, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call FACTS at (213) 746-4844.