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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Criticized November 14, 2011

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

Update from FAMM President Julie Stewart:

The case against mandatory minimums grows stronger every day!!!

On October 31, the U.S. Sentencing Commission released a comprehensive new report criticizing the most widely used mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The report echoes many of the arguments that FAMM has been making against mandatory sentences for years.

To make sure that the politicians and public heard about the new government report, FAMM distributed a press statement and I published an op-ed outlining some of the report’s major conclusions. Then, just this morning, The New York Times weighed in with an outstanding editorial that cites the new report as a sufficient basis for repealing all mandatory minimums. Of course, we couldn’t agree more.

There is a lot of work to do to make it happen, but every day our case gets a little stronger.



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