Just a quick post. Near the end of 2012, I posted a piece about Mandatory Minimums. The blog post was inspired by an article in The Nation (where I was an intern at the time) and also a recent re-watch of a West Wing episode that addressed the same issue. Over the weekend, MSNBC’s UP hosted a few segments that looked at the “Three Strikes” Law and Mandatory Minimums, responding to Attorney General Eric Holder’s comments on these harsh laws. There were some interesting comments and statements made, and some useful data.
First, the introductory segment (Holder’s comments start at 3:30 mark):
And the first chunk of discussion: