Items tagged with sentencing

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U.S. officials tell Tories war on drugs has failed [22.02.2012] A high-profile group of current and former U.S. law enforcement officials has written to the Conservative government with a surprising message: Take ...
Pills and progress [11.02.2012] On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a goo ...
'Soft drug' legalization law may be withdrawn [02.02.2012] Greece may withdraw a bill allowing the possession of small amounts of 'soft' drugs for personal use because of opposition from two parties that supp ...
The war on the truth about drugs [24.01.2012] What's the smallest unit of celebration? A whooplet? I need one to mark the news that sentencing for drug offences, in some cases, will be shortened. ...
Drugs mule terms cut in new sentencing guidelines [24.01.2012] People who smuggle drugs will face more lenient sentences if they have been exploited, under new guidelines. The change in approach on "drug mules" f ...
Drug guidelines suggest lighter sentences for 'social dealers' [24.01.2012] Recreational drug users who naively buy small quantities to share with their friends could avoid jail under sentencing guidelines for drug offences. ...
Obama Drug Policy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System [02.12.2011] The complexity and scale of our drug problem requires a nationwide effort to support smart drug policies that reduce drug use and its consequences. T ...
Justices to Decide on Fairness in Drug Sentences [28.11.2011] The Supreme Court agreed to resolve a question that has vexed the lower federal courts since Congress enacted a law to narrow the gap between sentenc ...
How to determine personal use in drug legislation [23.08.2011] Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controvers ...
Response from IDPC to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales Consultation on the Drug Offences Guideline [01.06.2011] The Sentencing Council for England and Wales initiated a consultation process in order to produce definitive sentencing guidelines for drugs offences ...
Alternatives to Imprisonment [01.04.2011] The Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report on community attitudes towards the use of alternatives to imprisonment in Victoria. The report ...
Sentencing for Drug Offences in England and Wales [09.06.2010] Sentencing for drug offences in England and Wales has recently undergone a wide-sweeping review and public consultation. The purpose of this report i ...
Pardon for Mules in Ecuador [01.02.2009] At the end of 2008, about 1,500 persons were released who were in Ecuadorian prisons sentenced for drug trafficking. The measure, known as “pardon fo ...

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