Washington state's three-strikes law was enacted 29 years ago because people thought it would reduce crime during a wave of it in the ‘80s and ‘90s. But these tough-on-crime laws have not only led to high rates of incarceration but also have disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous and other people of color. Now state leaders are looking to amend these laws.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated the crimes Ms. Rosario was in prison for. Across the country, there’s a push to make it easier…