SENATORS EAGER TO ADVANCE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CHANGES [+PHOTO/AUDIO]
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 16, 2017.....State senators on Thursday laid out a multifaceted criminal justice reform agenda, pitching legislation that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders, limit the use of cash bail and give police officers discretion to issue civil citations instead of criminal charges for certain misdemeanors.
A group of 10 Senate Democrats who have all filed bills proposing changes to the state's justice system said momentum is building behind the issue and expressed optimism that some of their ideas will make it into law.
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