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Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offences: Why Everyone Loses

There has recently been a movement on the part of the newly elected federal government to consider mandatory sentences and stiff penalties for drug offenders. However, scientific evidence indicates that mandatory minimum sentences only worsen the health-related harms associated with incarceration by increasing the transmission of infectious disease in prisons.

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Published On 2006-05-03
Author Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Topics Drug Policy and Harm Reduction
Document Type Briefing Papers
Language English
Doc Id 552

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