What’s the Punishment for Theft? Depends On What State You’re In
The Marshall Project
August 9, 2017

“Stealing a neighbor’s $300 purse in Georgia is a misdemeanor that might get you a fine or a short stint in county jail. But if you take that same item next door in Florida, you’ve committed a felony: you could end up serving time in state prison and lose your right to vote.”

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