Council on Foreign Relations

The Source - June 18, 2013
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Tue June 18, 2013

The Source: Mandatory Minimums | How Shale Oil Is Changing The World

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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.

The state of Texas has mandatory minimums for several crimes including murder, but has avoided some of the most controversial mandatory minimums with nonviolent drug offenses. States like Florida and Massachusettes have seen their prison populations swell with these nonviolent offenders.

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