Posts Tagged Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Lawmakers will consider a number of criminal justice reforms during a special session next month. As Michael Pope reports, one will be getting rid of mandatory minimums.
Governor Ralph Northam made headlines last week when he vetoed a bill that would have established a minimum two month prison sentence for third-time domestic abusers.
In a statement sent out Monday, Republicans say the governor’s veto undercuts protections for people trapped in abusive relationships. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.