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Default Drug crisis drives cut in Maryland prison terms

Drug crisis drives cut in Maryland prison terms

Over the years, repeat drug offenders in Maryland have been faced with the prospect of being convicted and sentenced to mandatory minimum sentences of 10, 25 and, in some cases, 40 years without parole.

But that will change next year with the elimination of such sentences in the state. For the most part, mandatory sentences will no longer be available as leverage for prosecutors as of Oct. 1, 2017. They were eliminated as part of the Justice Reinvestment Act passed by the Maryland General Assembly earlier this year.

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