If Manafort had been busted trying to sell an ounce of crack, he would have faced a mandatory federal five-year sentence.
A non-violent drug offense at 22 leads to a life behind bars with no parole.
Florida already has a law on the books that allows drug dealers to face the death penalty
Robert Woodall’s release from prison, where he did time for injuring someone with a gun in a drunken brawl, may get reversed in an actual nightmare.
Donald Trump's attorney general just told prosecutors to go hard on mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders. It's a stupid idea that won't work.
The attorney general told federal prosecutors to hit defendants with the harshest possible charges in a total reversal of policy under Obama.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret of his desire to revitalize the U.S. war on drugs, and new reports indicate he intends to begin by reinstituting harsher sentences for low-level offenders.
While still short on specific policy changes, Sessions has made it clear that he plans to crack down on drugs and immigration while resuscitating the harsh sentencing laws that have given the United States the world’s highest incarceration rate.
Conservative heavyweight Jason Kenney says dealing fentanyl "is tantamount to a death sentence."