The rules may soon be changing about for what you can go to jail, and for how long, in Massachusetts. Last month, the Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package that includes the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences.
Now, House leaders are weighing in with their own version. While their bill would get rid of mandatory minimum sentencing in some drug offenses, those caught trafficking any amount of drugs would still be subject to the required sentences.
Jim Braude is joined by State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz of Boston, who serves as vice chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and Dan Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney.