The Story of Mandy Martinson

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April 20, 2016 by socialaction2014


Mandy Martinson is serving a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Mandatory minimum laws set by Congress in the 1980s required Mandy’s judge to give her this sentence. The judge could not consider the fact that Mandy was an addict and not selling her boyfriend’s drugs, needed drug treatment, and did not use a gun or violence against others. Watch Mandy’s story and learn why mandatory minimum laws must be changed.

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