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OP-ED: Keep Mandatory Minimums Out of the Juvenile Justice System

OP-ED: Keep Mandatory Minimums Out of the Juvenile Justice System

But in this era of smart sentencing reform — particularly toward young people — a disturbing piece of legislation is coasting through the California legislature, threatening to wrench the state in the opposite direction. Senate Bill 838, authored by state Sen. Jim Beall (D-Santa Clara), would break new ground by establishing the first mandatory minimum sentences in the state’s juvenile justice system.

Keywords: Juvenile justice, Lizzie Buchen, SB 838

Posted in Sentencing

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