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Mercy

Abstract:

In 1999 in Texas, Sharanda Jones was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Jones was sure to receive a long prison sentence. The sentencing judge had some discretion, though, and Jones had good reason to think that she would eventually be released. There was no physical evidence that she had ever possessed, bought, or sold cocaine. She had a young daughter, and co-owned a diner. This was her first offence, and it didn’t involve violence. But prose...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/papa.12113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Philosophy and Public Affairs More from this journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
60-89
Publication date:
2018-09-17
Acceptance date:
2018-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1088-4963
ISSN:
0048-3915
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:854361
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uuid:1b2d0fe0-6607-4ab2-8109-08c536093293
Local pid:
pubs:854361
Source identifiers:
854361
Deposit date:
2018-06-01

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