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US Senate Working to Cut Sentences, Lower Prison Population

As an assistant U.S. attorney in 2004, Republican Senator Mike Lee knew a young father who sold marijuana three times over 72 hours. "He happened to have a gun on his person at the time.  As it turned out, the way our mandatory minimum sentencing laws overlapped and were applied to that case produced a 55-year minimum mandatory sentence,” he said. Lee said that case is why his priority when he arrived in the Senate was the reduction of minimum mandatory sentencing laws. He...

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