John Oliver just might make you passionately hate mandatory minimum sentences

The main subject of Sunday's Last Week Tonight was mandatory minimum prison sentences. And if that sounds dry and boring, John Oliver does a typically impressive job of making it relevant, entertaining, and infuriating. "Mandatory minimums require judges to punish certain crimes with a minimum number of years in prison, regardless of context," Oliver explained. "Which is a little strange, because context is important." He provided a salty example to prove his point.

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