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 Stark Raven 
 Costly, inhumane & ineffective but who cares as long at you look Tough!
 Interview with Maija Martin, National Community Justice Coalition
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Bill S-10 is Parliament's latest effort to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for various drug crimes. Researchers say they don’t work and will actually make things much worse.
Emily Aspinwall, Stark Raven Media Collective
(interview is self contained with an intro and extro)

Creating mandatory minimum sentences for various drug crimes has long been on the Tories look tough on crime agenda.

The latest incarnation of this goal is packaged into Bill S-10, which is currently making its way through the Senate.

Supporters say that mandatory minimums will send a clear message that dealing drugs will not be tolerated.

Community health organizations, legal experts, along with many others, have a different opinion.

They point to a wide range of evidence that shows that mandatory minimums don’t actually work, but instead put more people at risk and make communities less safe.

To explore this issue, Stark Raven speaks with Maija Martin, lawyer and member of the National Community Justice Coalition.

A closer look at prisons & criminalization


starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca

 Maija Martin Download Program Podcast
Interview on Mandatory Minimums
00:16:40 English 2010-09-20
 Vancouver, BC. Coast Salish Territories.
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