Nor is it clear whether Congress will increase mandatory sentences for many crimes.
So given all that I rather like the idea of mandatory sentences for murder.
She was given the mandatory sentence of life in prison with parole possible only after 15 years.
Because if it isn't, I might have to issue a mandatory sentence of my own.
She was found guilty and sentenced to the mandatory sentence of death.
But mandatory sentences are known to have the opposite effect.
He will serve a mandatory sentence of two consecutive life terms.
All three men face a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
On April 23, 2004 he was given a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
It meant the difference between a five-year mandatory sentence and at least 10 years.