Lots of news from Tuesday's hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee to consider mandatory minimum reform legislation pending in Massachusetts:
- A general summary from The Boston Globe (quoting Barb Dougan, FAMM's Massachusetts project director, on why reform is necessary: "We treat low-level drug offenders and addicts the same as drug kingpins, sometimes even worse.")
- This AP coverage at The Boston Globe gets into some of the budget issues and explains how the reforms would trim corrections costs for taxpayers
- Couldn't get up this morning at 6:15 a.m. to hear Barb on WBUR? Listen to it here!
And follow all the updates on Massachusetts sentencing reform efforts here.