Mandatory Minimums

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Philosophy

 

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Angelique T

 

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October 22, 2012

 

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University

 

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Though they seem to cut down on some illegal drug crime, the idea and use of mandatory minimums for drug users is unfair and ineffective. According to the National Criminal Justice Association, half of all offenders entering the federal prison system for drug crimes are first-time offenders. Even more, about 62 percent of federal prisoners are drug prisoners...
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Even more, about 62 percent of federal prisoners are drug prisoners. One could thus speculate that we are bringing in to many first timers, and not enough big dealers on the stipulation of amount in hand.. The United States works on the economic statistic of supply and demand. For all their severity, mandatory minimums for drug offenses are doomed to fail in reducing drug trafficking...
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