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Mandatory Minimum Sentences

02/10/2014 

Controversy has been brewing for some time about mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent offenders. In the December Reason-Rupe poll, adults were asked whether they favored or opposed eliminating them "so that judges have the ability to make sentencing decisions on a case-by-case basis." Seventy-one percent of those polled were in favor, while 24 percent were opposed.

 

 

 
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