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[RTE News] Review of term for drugs offences recommended. (19 Jan 2012)

URL: http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0119/law.html

The Law Reform Commission has suggested reviewing the current minimum ten-year sentence for drugs offences.

In a consultation paper on mandatory sentences published today, the Commission says the minimum sentence for drugs offences has led to an increase in the prison population without any major effect on the criminals at the top of the illegal drugs trade.

The 200-page consultation paper was drawn up at the request of the Attorney General....


Item Type:News
Source:RTE News
Date:19 January 2012
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VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
L Social psychology and related concepts > Mode of participation > Involuntary (mandatory) participation

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