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Judge Mark W. Bennett

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Judge Mark W. Bennett

Judge Mark W. Bennett has sentenced more than 3,000 defendants in four federal district courts and reviewed sentences for the Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits. He recently appeared in the Sundance award–winning documentary The House I Live In, about the “war on drugs.”

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As a federal district judge in Iowa, I have sentenced a staggering number of low-level drug addicts to long prison terms. This is not justice.