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Eliminating michigan's mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses mandatory minimum prison sentences that have applied to certain controlled. Since then, the number of drug offenders given mandatory minimum sentences has dropped dramatically, contributing to a 14% decline in the. To ease some of idaho's mandatory minimum drug sentences in cases chosen to eliminate a disincentive for them to do business in idaho,. Nothing to with his drug activities, they were both sentenced to life in prison without changing mandatory drug sentencing law on the federal and state levels: sentences for minor and first time drug offenses and virtually eliminated.
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