Supreme Court Reconsiders Allowing Judges To Increase Sentences Without Jury Approval

From ThinkProgress Mon Jan 14 2013, 19:00:20

Among the major contributors to the U.S. incarceration epidemic are harsh schemes for sentencing, and some of the most disproportionate sentences come about as a result of statutorily mandated minimum sentences. Just last week, a former medical marijuana distributor who declined to plead guilty was sentenced to a ten-year minimum prison sentence by a federal [...]

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