John Oliver Makes Case For Scrubbing Mandatory Prison Sentence Minimums

John Oliver made the case for doing away with mandatory minimums that require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes, on his HBO comedy series Last Week Tonight. Two weeks earlier, Obama President announced in a Facebook video that he had commuted the sentences of 46 non-violent federal drug offenders  he felt had already served sentences disproportionate to their crimes, and would call for more sentencing reform. Oliver, in last night’s program, also touched on the…

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