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The family of Paul Houser in Caledonia, Miss. In 2007, a judge sentenced Houser to 60 years in prison under the state’s habitual offender law. He is not eligible for release until he is 103. Photo courtesy FWD

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Long Sentences, Broken Lives

Paul Houser is one of 2,635 Mississippians currently serving lengthy prison terms under Mississippi's so-called "habitual laws," the state's version of "three strikes laws." Mississippi's habitual laws drive the state's ...


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