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general effect of mandatory minimum prison terms

Barbara Stone Meierhoefer

general effect of mandatory minimum prison terms

a longitudinal study of federal sentences imposed

by Barbara Stone Meierhoefer

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Published by Federal Judicial Center in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Prison sentences -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.

    • Edition Notes

      Item 734-C-1

      StatementBarbara S. Meierhoefer.
      ContributionsFederal Judicial Center.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV8713 .M45 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination29 p. :
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1324173M
      LC Control Number92201386

      •Mandatory penalties may adversely affect recidivism– Whatever one may think about the wisdom of mandatory sentencing, it is undeniable that such penalties serve to increase the length of time that offenders serve in prison by restricting the discretion of judges and corrections/parole officials. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws are laws that require binding prison terms of a particular length for people convicted of certain federal and state crimes. Most mandatory minimum sentences apply to drug offenses, but Congress has enacted them for other crimes, including certain gun, pornography, and economic offenses.

      Reforming the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Policy; Reforming the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Policy - Term Paper Example. Comments (0) Add to wishlist Delete from wishlist. Cite this document. A mandatory sentence is one where judicial discretion is limited by law; those convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison. The most famous example of mandatory sentencing is the ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy adopted first in California in , and now more widespread in the USA. "Three strikes" laws require life imprisonment.

      14The Consequences of Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms: A Summary of Recent Findings, Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial Center, 15 Population Growth in U.S. Prisons, , Alfred Blumstein & Allen J. Beck Crime & Just. 17, 57 (). The federal prison population has increased nearly % since and more than doubled since , with spending up % over that period, and federal prisons are currently operating at % of capacity. This is due in significant degree to the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentences.


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The General Effect of Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms: A Longitudinal Study of Federal Sentences Imposed. Barbara Meierhoefer. January 1, In Print: Available for Distribution. A report that examines the sentences imposed on federal offenders from through the first six months ofa time during which the federal Sentencing Guidelines were promulgated and.

The general effect of mandatory minimum prison terms: a longitudinal study of federal sentences imposed Author: Barbara Stone Meierhoefer ; Federal Judicial Center. Get this from a library. The general effect of mandatory minimum prison terms: a longitudinal study of federal sentences imposed. [Barbara Stone Meierhoefer].

The authors suggest that the mandatory minimums may compromise the basic fairness and integrity of the federal criminal justice system and that their benefits could be better achieved The Consequences of Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms: A Summary of Recent Findings | Federal Judicial Center Skip to main content.

The Consequences of Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms 3 The greatest effect of the mandatory mini-mums is through their incorporation into the Sentencing Guidelines, although this effect is indirect. Disentangling the effects of the man-datory minimums from those of the guidelines Low-level offenders affected indirectly through the Sentencing Guidelines   the more crimes on the books and the harsher the j.

hofer, the consequences of mandatory minimum prison terms: a summary of recent findings 11–16 (); u.s. sentencing commission, special.

However, with minimum mandatory sentencing, the minimum amount of jail time or fines is set by statute. This means that the person will often have to face a minimum amount of years in jail or a minimum fine amount.

This determination is based solely on the guidelines set forth by the minimum sentencing statute. A mandatory minimum sentence for a federal drug crime imposes a binding prison term for no less than a specific period of time.

Critics of mandatory minimum sentencing charge that it undermines justice because it removes discretion from the sentencing judge who is in the best position to make the punishment fit both the individual and the circumstances of his or her particular offense.

General Effect of Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms: Author(s): B S Meierhoefer: Date Published: Annotation: This research provides an overview of how Federal sentencing has changed from January through Junea period which saw the proliferation of statutory mandatory minimums and the promulgation of sentencing guidelines.

Abstract. 49 Mandatory Minimum Offenders in the Federal Prison Population 53 Mandatory Minimum Offenders in the Federal Prison Population By Race general principles, the Commission expressed detailed empirical research study of the effect of mandatory minimum penalties under federal law, including an updated assessment of the.

Mandatory sentencing requires that offenders serve a predefined term for certain crimes, commonly serious and violent offenses. Judges are bound by law; these sentences are produced through the legislature, not the judicial are instituted to expedite the sentencing process and limit the possibility of irregularity of outcomes due to judicial discretion.

There are two types of federal sentencing laws: mandatory minimum sentencing laws,enacted by Congress,and the sen-tencing guidelines, enacted by the United States Sentencing Commission. Mandatory minimum sentences have existed at various times in U.S.

history, but the current laws FAMM is fighting were mostly enacted in a anti-drug bill. Inat Milliken’s request, Michigan established mandatory minimum prison sentences for a range of drug offenses. Chief among them was the so-called “Lifer law,” which established a mandatory life sentence without parole for anyone convicted of possessing more.

Mandatory minimum laws impact procedural aspects of a state’s sentencing system (by constraining sentencing and release decisions for certain offenses), mandatory sentencing laws are substantively focused at particular offenses (e.g.

drug offenses, violent offenses, or sex offenses) or specific triggering events (offenses involving use of a firearm, against a minor, or in proximity to a school). Commissioners are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Attorney General, or the Attorney General’s designee, as well as to distinguish the guidelines in effect after the Supreme Court’s decision in United States A defendant sentenced as an Armed Career Criminal faces a mandatory minimum prison term of months.

When low-level criminals are threatened with high-level mandatory sentences, they would often do or say anything to get out of spending many years in prison. It is believed that mandatory minimum sentences can help law enforcers move up the organized crime chain of command, but the accuracy of information they are receiving might be questionable.

Imposition of the mandatory minimum prison term would result in substantial injustice. Imposition of the mandatory minimum prison sentence is not necessary for the protection of the public. The defendant is being sentenced solely for trafficking, or conspiracy to commit trafficking, as a result of possession of a controlled substance.

Attorney General Nominee William Barr Defends Long Prison Sentences, But Says He's Open to Reforms "As a system, it's working," Barr says of. Mandatory minimum sentencing also makes the justice system more fair by making it more consistent.

Without the specific guidelines that mandatory sentencing provides, different judges might have radically different ideas of what is a fair sentence for a particular crime. As a result, the minority population in U.S. prisons is very different than the minority population in the general population.

4. It is used for coercion. Because mandatory minimum sentences assign lengthy terms to convicted individuals, the threat of a potential conviction is used by law enforcement as an interview tool.The Armed Career Criminal Act of _____ imposed a mandatory minimum year prison term on a convicted felon who had three previous convictions for robbery or burglary and who possessed or received a firearm.

Holder says he’s making this change because some mandatory minimum statutes “generate unfairly long sentences,” and “have had a destabilizing effect .