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Resource ID: #4294
Subject: Drugs
Source: Washington Post
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Washington Post examines thousands of court documents to determine the effects of a 1983 mandatory sentencing law for drug dealers and finds the law failed to deter; judges found loopholes to avoid mandatory sentencing; those who were jailed were usually small-time peddlers rather than major suppliers, May 11-14, 1986.

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