Council on Foreign Relations http://tpr.org en The Source: Mandatory Minimums | How Shale Oil Is Changing The World http://tpr.org/post/source-mandatory-minimums-how-shale-oil-changing-world <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the special session of the Texas legislature passed a bill that would institute mandatory minimums for 17 year olds convicted of capital murder.</span></p><p>The state of Texas has mandatory minimums for several crimes including murder, but has avoided some of the most controversial&nbsp;mandatory minimums with nonviolent drug offenses. States like Florida and Massachusettes have seen their prison populations swell with these nonviolent offenders.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:14:04 +0000 Paul Flahive 13328 at http://tpr.org The Source: Mandatory Minimums | How Shale Oil Is Changing The World