American Psychological Association Calls for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums 8/21/98

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A resolution calling for the phasing out of mandatory minimum sentencing laws on the federal and state level was passed by the American Psychological Association at a Council of Representatives Meeting of its 50 divisions, in San Francisco on August 16. The APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with a membership exceeding 155,000. The resolution was sponsored by Div. 32, Humanistic Psychology, and co-sponsored by Div. 50, Addictions, Div. 27, Community Research & Action, Div. 36, Psychology of Religion, and Div. 28, Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse. APA is online at http://www.apa.org.

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