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June 7, 2004

Mandatories in Arizona

The non-profit group Families Against Mandatory Minimums, which was founded in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws, has recently produced this new report on the impact of Arizona's mandatory sentencing laws. According to FAMM, the report finds that Arizona's rigid mandatory sentencing laws fuel prison overcrowding crisis, fill prisons with non-violent substance abusers and cost millions while doing little to enhance public safety.

June 7, 2004 at 06:08 PM | Permalink

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I am the wife of a prisoner, doing research on Mandatory Minimums, trying to get a outlook on the future, see if Arizona has any interest in reform.

Posted by: Melissa Webber | Oct 11, 2004 10:10:40 PM

My husband is a 1 time sex offender and he was 20yrs old he was put on lifetime probation and is now 44 he is not a repeat offender and has not even committed another felony. he did a yr in jail and did psycho therapy for 2 yrs he paid his due. We have been married for 10 yrs. and he is not a threat to anyone. All of his POs have requested for early termination only to be told NO!, Why isn't probation for those to be rehabilitated? And is he supposed to pay his whole life for this attempted crime? At this point i think he would have been better off going to prison at least there be an end in sight, I think the sentencing laws need to look at life time probation as well as prison sentencing both are unfair to individuals. Because not all sex cases are the same

Posted by: yvette Wood | Sep 14, 2009 3:34:54 AM

According to FAMM, the report finds that Arizona's rigid
mandatory sentencing laws fuel prison overcrowding crisis.

Posted by: Health Blog | Feb 19, 2011 7:34:57 AM

And is he supposed to pay his whole life for this attempted crime? At this point i think he would have been better off going to prison at least there be an end in sight, I think the sentencing laws need to look at life time probation as well as prison sentencing both are unfair to individuals.

Posted by: Robe de Cocktail Pas Cher | Dec 12, 2012 1:32:04 AM

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