Florida’s ’10-20-Life’ empowers prosecutors but handcuffs judges, juries, defense attorneys, experts say

“Florida Coastal School of Law Professor Rod Sullivan said the statutes were intended to apply to a rash of repeat violent offenders that the state faced when the laws were constructed. His biggest criticisms are that they don’t take into account those who have no previous criminal records or those who possessed a gun but did not actually use it to commit the crime.”

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-05-21/story/floridas-10-20-life-empowers-prosecutors-handcuffs-judges-juries-defense#ixzz1vVdzBd55