Cynthia Powell was not an addict. She was not a dealer. She sold 35 of her diabetes pain pills to a confidential informant—for $300. Just enough to make ends meet that month. Next thing she knew, she was arrested, charged, and convicted. Her sentence? Watch to find out!

Share if you agree that mandatory sentences go too far.

Read her full profile here: http://famm.org/cynthia-powell/

But here is hope, these crazy mandatory sentences might be finally repealed.  I timid first step has already been taken: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article134127879.html

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Fedor Dostoevskii

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world