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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Decline, Sentencing Commission Says

Mandatory Minimum Sentences Decline, Sentencing Commission Says

The number of federal prison inmates sentenced under mandatory minimum laws decreased by 14 percent from 2010 to 2016, although they still make up more than half of all federal inmates, according to a new report by the United States Sentencing Commission.
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Decline, Sentencing Commission Says

2016 Wiretap Report: Federal Orders Rise, State Totals Fall

2016 Wiretap Report: Federal Orders Rise, State Totals Fall

An annual Judiciary report on wiretaps showed a sharp divergence between federal and state courts, with federal courts reporting a 11 percent increase in authorized wiretaps in 2016, compared to 2015, and state courts reporting a 41 percent decline. 
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2016 Wiretap Report: Federal Orders Rise, State Totals Fall