Half Of States Have Cut Mandatory Sentences

Some state legislatures facing budget crises are beginning to rethink costly approaches to criminal sentencing, the New York Times says. In the past year, about half the states have eliminated some of the lengthy mandatory minimum sentences popular in the 1980’s and 1990’s, restoring early release for parole and offering treatment instead of incarceration for
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