Timothy Tyler's Mandatory Minimum Sentence -- Life In PrisonBusiness Insider
Jul. 29, 2013
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Timothy Tyler was 25 when he was sentenced to die in prison.
Tyler, a Grateful Dead fan with no history of violence, got life without the possibility of parole for selling LSD to a police informant.
He'd never gone to prison before.
But a judge was forced to give him life because of two prior drug convictions — even though both those convictions resulted in probation.