Mandatory minimum sentencing: A tragedy of comedic proportions

Mandatory minimum sentencing: A tragedy of comedic proportions

Just as Obama did with his landmark speech at the NAACP several weeks ago, comedian and host of Last Week TonightJon Oliver has thrust the issue of mandatory minimum sentencing into the spotlight of public discourse. In a segment both critically astute and emotionally wrenching, Oliver demonstrated that comedians are amongst those taking most seriously the devastating toll such policies take on our society as a whole.

Because when the situation has become so bad that reality becomes the basis for almost absurdist comedy, something’s gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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