MA Pols on Verge of Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms

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On a 144-9 vote, the Massachusetts House on Tuesday passed its most sweeping criminal justice bill in years, aimed at reducing recidivism by paring back mandatory-minimum sentences and making it easier for some convicts to obtain employment and housing, reports the Boston Globe. At the same time, the proposal toughens penalties for opioid trafficking. The bill, while not . . .

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