John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences--sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton.

In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened to have a gun on him.

It was a case so blatantly unjust that even the judge who sentenced him called the situation “just not right.”

“This low-level pot dealer received the exact same sentence as would an airplane-hijacking, child-raping terrorist--a person so evil I legitimately don’t know if one has ever existed,” said Oliver.

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