April 2003 Archives (International News)

5th April 2003

Classifications of drug treatment and social reintegration and their availability in EU states plus Norway Final Report PDF documents

Detailed information on drug treatment programmes in EU member states and Norway. Contains some information on prisons. © European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2003 (www.emcdda.org) Read more

9th April 2003

Speech: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy criticizes mandatory minimum sentences

United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy address to the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco criticises mandatory minimum sentences. Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy criticizes mandatory minimum sentences

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy struck the latest blow against mandatory minimum sentences, telling congressional lawmakers Wednesday that required jail terms are partly responsible for much of the prison overcrowding problem in the United States. From Brad Wright, CNN Washington Bureau. Read more

21st April 2003

Mandatory minimum sentencing is unfair, ineffective, and expensive, says the Common Sense Foundation

This inflexible, heavy-handed approach to dealing with crime has contributed to a boom in the number of low-level offenders sent to prison and increased the length of their sentences. Read more

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