Timothy Tyler's Mandatory Minimum Sentence -- Life In Prison (Business Insider)
Monday July 29th, 2013
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.