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Voluntary sentencing guidelines assailed (access required)

Dear Editor: The article in your July 21, 1997, edition, "'Voluntary' Sentencing Rules Now the Standard," missed the main point about Virginia's Sentencing Guidelines, which is that they promote not "Truth in Sentencing," but "Insanity in Sentencing." Let us look at some real-world examples to illustrate how irrationality in sentencing is now the "standard" under the ...