Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Drug Offenses tn the Federal Criminal Justice System (Paperback)

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Using fiscal year 2016 data, this publication  provides sentencing data on offenses carrying drug mandatory minimums, the impact on the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) population, and differences observed when analyzing each of five main drug types.  In addition to reporting general data regarding the use of mandatory minimum penalties, the Commission also analyzed the functions performed by drug offenders as part of their offenses.  This function analysis provides a more complete profile of federal drug offenders and examines the use and impact of mandatory minimum penalties on offenders with differing levels of culpability.

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Related topical article -- Law section -- NPR-- June 1, 2017 at 5:04am Morning Edition

Headline:  A Federal Judge Says Mandatory Minimum Sentences Often Don't Fit the Crime

Related Topical Article -- Politics Section -- NPR -- May 13, 2017 6:52pm ET Heard on All Things Considered

Headline: What Are The Implications of Seeking Tougher Sentences for Drug Crimes?

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Commonwealth Politics, Ideas & Civic Life in Massachusetts --Criminal Justice section
by Michael Jonas, Executive Editor, February 20, 2017

Headline: Sentencing commission backs repeal of mandatory minimums Votes add to push for more sweeping criminal justice reform

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The Atlantic May 12, 2017  by Matt Ford

Headline: Jeff Sessions Reinvigorates the Drug War  The U.S. attorney general is bringing back the harshest sentences for low-level drug offenses, rejecting Obama-era reforms
Product Details
ISBN: 9780160944055
ISBN-10: 0160944058
Publisher: U.S. Independent Agencies and Commissions
Publication Date: February 8th, 2018
Pages: 173
Language: English