Congress Considering New Mandatory Miniumum Bill
On September 23, the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, was scheduled to consider a new bill that would add mandatory minimum sentences to many non-violent drug offenses. Here are two:
Anyone convicted in federal court of the crime of "enticing" someone "who has previously been enrolled in a drug treatment program" to "possess"
marijuana (by passing a joint, for instance) will receive a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.
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