A mandatory sentence is a court decision setting where judicial discretion is
limited by law. Typically, people convicted of certain crimes must be punished
with at least a ... As part of police tar...
The tough sentencing policies and draconian prison regimes adopted by most
countries ... the specific circumstances of the offender or what is needed for
rehabilitation. ... Violent crime is pervasive in Brazil, both on its streets and in its
forcible rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, or other crimes involving the threat
or ... Average sentence. Average time served*. Percent of sentence served. All
violent. 89 months ... what sentences and what time served would be necessary
to achieve ... for releases, an average 33 months longer in prison. Prison
Nov 2, 2015 ... Reduce Prison Sentences, but Not for Violent Offenders ... The release of
dangerous criminals shows why Congress needs to act on ... are unnecessarily
harsh and contribute to prison overcrowding and a ballooning federal ...
Feb 10, 2014 ... Mandatory minimum sentences are the product of good intentions, but ... finds
that the defendant meets certain criminal history requirements and ... to criminal
history, violence, lack of injury to others, and leadership. ... In fact, it is easy to find
examples of unduly harsh mandatory minimums for drug offenses.
If longer sentences meant less crime, we would see a sharp reduction in crime ...
There has been a slow, gradual reduction in violent crime over the last 20-30 .... I
also think we need to take a look at whether our prison system is helpful in ...
Jul 26, 2015 ... It is the inmates who are convicted of violent crimes who serve the longer terms.
... In other words, for all the talk about nonviolent offenders, a majority of our ...
But in Oklahoma, Obama declared he has no “tolerance” for violent criminals,
who he said need to go to prison to keep our communities safe.
Aug 5, 2015 ... Mandatory Minimums: Can Tougher Sentences Curb Gun Violence? ... he
believed harsher judicial sentences for gun crime are necessary to ...
Feb 21, 2014 ... Reduce the Prison Population, but Jail Violent Criminals Longer ... He was
beaten so severely that, forever more, he'll need to wear an adult diaper. ... The
man who got the four-year sentence would've walked out of jail today, ...
in cities plagued by drug use and drug-related violent crime than in cities in ...
coupled with mandatory minimum sentences often require harsher sentences.