Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Common Ground - Justice Reinvestment Act









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On the second half of the show, host Sheriff Tompkins talks with Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Barbara Dougan from the Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). During this segment, they discuss mandatory minimum sentencing and legislation that has been filed to repeal it. Senator Diaz and State Representative Mary Keefe have filed an omnibus bill that addresses the repeal of mandatory minimums, collateral sanctions by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, reducing certain low-level felonies to misdemeanors and allowing for medical placement of those incarcerated that are terminally ill. Barbara Dougan introduced Sheriff Tompkins to the FAMM organization and why they are in support of repealing mandatory minimum sentencing.