Sentencing Policy

Learn more about LWV California's and the National League's position and research on this issue.

National Position


The LWVUS believes alternatives to imprisonment should be explored and utilized, taking into consideration the circumstances and nature of the crime. The LWVUS opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.

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