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Mandatory minimum sentences increase costs, fail to reduce crime

The number of crimes in Canada that are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing is growing exponentially. Civil liberties lawyers argue that mandatory minimums are both ineffective and unjust. Raji Mangat is counsel with the BC Civil Liberties Association and author of a recent report on the personal, social and financial costs of mandatory minimums. Raji Mangat speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

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