A Call for Reform

Massachusetts Chief Justice calls for drug sentencing reform, stakeholder convening:

Addressing the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Symposium, Justice Ralph Gants called for an end to mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses and called on the state to find better ways to treat people than sending them to jail. Judge Gants said that he plans to hold a convening with judges, probation officers, prosecutors, and defense attorneys to study best practices to ensure individualized, evidence-based sentences.

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