Exemplification Essay: Life In Prison

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Life in Prison

Should a person be sentenced to life in prison for providing heroin to someone who died? The answer to that question depends on so many factors that it cannot be answered without more information. Although there are state and federal laws in place for drug violations, they are only meant to be guidelines. Judges are given discretion as to what the final sentence will be. These guidelines are continually changing as drugs and crimes evolve.

I don’t believe there is enough information from the sentencing question above to give an educated answer. Did the “dealer” manufacture the drug or merely purchase it from someone else? If the “dealer” did make the heroin, did they purposefully alter the drug to produce the result

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