Friday, February 25, 2011

Required Viewing on Mass. Mandatory Minimum Madness

If you want to know everything that's wrong with mandatory sentences and only have 3 minutes to spare, check out this video from Boston's ABC affiliate. Here's the story's teaser:

Small-time, nonviolent drug offenders are spending years in prison when child molesters and killers go free, because of what some call a flaw in our criminal justice system.
NewsCenter 5's Sean Kelly revealed on Thursday why efforts to ease restrictions on nonviolent drug offenders serving mandatory minimum drug sentences have been repeatedly blocked by lawmakers on Beacon Hill.