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May 27, 2011
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Mandatory-minimum law led to surge in federal inmates, spending

Federal prosecutors admit mandatory-minimum-sentencing laws can be "draconian," but key to getting drugs off street

By Michael Hinkelman
Philadelphia Daily News

By all accounts, Derrick Cain is a good son, husband and father who worked as a pipe fitter.

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Full story: Mandatory-minimum law led to surge in federal inmates, spending






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