Mandatory minimum sentences are automatic, minimum prison terms set by Congress. Judges in the U.S. are required to base their sentences on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, mandatory minimum sentencing laws, or both. In 1986 the U.S. Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act which enacted new mandatory minimum sentences for drugs. People caught with 5 grams of crack cocaine were given jail sentences of 5 years without parole (the same sentence as people caught with 500 grams). The legislation was in response to the moral panic involving the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980’s. In 2010 Congress and President Obama eliminated the crack cocaine mandatory sentence with the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act. Opponents of mandatory minimum sentences argue that they often impose long prison terms on non-violent criminals. Proponents argue that the sentences are designed to help judges punish drug cartels and those responsible for the country’s drug epidemic.
There one thing i know and thats that drug use won't stop. dare has apsoluty no efect on drug use otherwise there a chance that it went up. the people who made this study was bullyed into lying about it. realy what we should do is put drug care spot so they can get drugged with medical care to help with overdoses. that way better then putting people to jail for an adiction. that like being arested because of having the flu. so the answer is no they should make drug spots so they won't die.
it depends on the drug like heroin yes but marijuana no things that are more dangerous should, but not for that long because it was one mistake they should have maybe like 2-4 months but if they mess up again it should be longer.
People convicted of a crime related drug that does not have to do with effects of that drug such as accidental homicide or things of that level should be sent to rehabilitation as long as they did not commit a crime more serious than just the use or selling of drugs. This may vary depending on the case.
it depends which drug if its weed than its not that bad but cocaine Crystal meth or percasets should be prison sentences also weed honestly is good like it can cure cancer it cant kill people and it does not get you that high
It depends on the drug and who they sell it to. If its a stronger drug and the dealer sells it to young kids than they should stay in jail but if its a someone who cought for weed than they should have minimum sentences.
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