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Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders

Q: Do you support legislation to reform mandatory sentencing laws so low-risk non-violent offenders aren't required to serve long sentences at taxpayer expense?

Patty Judge: We need to reform our criminal justice system, including mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders. Taxpayers are spending far too much on housing inmates for long periods of time, when they could be better served through treatment and rehabilitation programs.

Source: Vote411.org League of Women Voters on 2016 Iowa Senate Race , Sep 19, 2016

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