Washington "Three Strikes", Initiative 593 (1993)
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I-593 was known as the Three Strikes Initiative. The question was, "Shall criminals who are convicted of 'most serious offenses' on three occasions be sentenced to life in prison without parole?"
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The language for the measure was filed on January 6, 1993 by Ida Ballasiotes of Mercer Island.
290,613 signatures were submitted and the Washington Secretary of State deemed that there were sufficient signatures to put I-593 to a vote of the people.
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