I don't practice in MS, but 3 strikes laws are similar in at least this respect: when you commit your third, usually violent criminal offense, you get put away for as much as 25 years to life in prison. That is, strike three and you're out.
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In Mississippi on your third felony the prosecution can ask for habitual sentencing. That means if one of your two prior felonies was deemed violent (by statutory definition) the sentence can be life without chance of parole. If neither of the two prior was violent, they can ask for the entire sentence of your third felony without chance of parole. It is an enhancement penalty
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