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Bill Introduced to Eliminate Mandatory Minimums For All Drugs March 26, 2009

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

Great news! The first bill of the new Congress to eliminate mandatory minimums for all drugs was introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on March 12, 2009.

H.R. 1466, the Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2009, seeks to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders and to give courts the ability to determine sentences based on all the facts, not just drug weight. It would also refocus federal resources on major drug traffickers instead of low-level offenders. There is currently no companion bill in the Senate.

We are excited about getting this legislation passed, but we can’t do it without your help. It will take time and effort to make this bill become law. The first step is to ask your representative to become a cosponsor of H.R. 1466. If they already are cosponsors, please take a moment to thank them. FAMM’s action center gives you talking points to use in your letters and also lets you know if your representative is already on board. Click here to contact your representative now.

It won’t be fast and it won’t be easy, but by working together, with commitment and with focus, we can knock down mandatory minimum sentencing laws and insure that the punishment fits the crime once more.

Thanks for getting involved today!

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1. Fireye - April 3, 2009

Mandatory minimum prison sentencing has done nothing but destroy more lives than will ever be probably known. Thanks Maxine Waters for having the guts to fight the evil of mandatory sentencing. I would like to see all who are responsible for mandatory sentencing tried for treason and crimes against humanity. These people are just plain evil in thier zealous ignorance of the human condition. I have seen more lives destroyed because of this than any other single thing ever.
They are merely serving to create the army that will come against them that will one day have justice against those who destroyed so much.