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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Could Be on the Chopping Block Next Month

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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.

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Governor Northam’s Mandatory Minimums Decision Continues to Spark Controversy

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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.

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