Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offences: Why Everyone Loses

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There has recently been a movement on the part of the newly elected federal government to consider mandatory sentences and stiff penalties for drug offenders. However, scientific evidence indicates that mandatory minimum sentences only worsen the health-related harms associated with incarceration by increasing the transmission of infectious disease in prisons.

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HIV Legal Network
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Terry Gould
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2006
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