Advocates call for a vote on mandatory minimum sentencing reform bill

A coalition of clergy and social activists called on lawmakers to take action on the bill at their Dec. 17 session

Advocates are renewing a push to reform mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenses. A bill in the Legislature has stalled because one lawmaker insists the reforms should also apply to official misconduct, meaning lighter punishments for elected officials, too. Where does that leave the reform effort? Senior Correspondent David Cruz reports.

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