Under federal law, the punishment for committing or attempting to commit torture is a fine or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both.
-For distributing at least 5 kilograms of cocaine (or 1 kilogram of heroin or 1000 kilograms of marijuana), federal law requires a sentence of at least 10 years and no more than life imprisonment. If the person has a prior felony drug conviction, the minimum sentence is 20 years, with a maximum of life imprisonment.Is there something screwy about the punishment priorities here? Or maybe torture's not such a big deal.
-File-sharing child pornography calls for a sentence of between 5 and 20 years.
-If you're an illegal alien who was deported after an aggravated-felony conviction and who reenters the United States: a fine or imprisonment for up to 20 years.
-A person who possesses a machine gun during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug-trafficking crime gets hit with a 30-year mandatory sentence that must run consecutive to any sentence for the underlying crime.