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Miami Herald
August 21, 2013

Miami Herald editorial: Time to review prison terms on small-time drug crimes


Last year, data analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found, as reported by the Associated Press, that in the 10 court districts in Florida with the most drug-case sentences after trial, "Republican-appointed judges assigned stiffer average sentences in five districts, but Democratic appointees gave longer penalties in the other five." One encouraging interpretation is that judges are taking time to evaluate each case, each defendant, not sentencing with a broad brush. Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/08/21/4672131/miami-herald-editorial-time-to.html#storylink=cpy


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