Removing mandatory minimum sentences

SANTA FE, N.M. – The republican Party of New Mexico did not waste time accusing Democrats in Santa Fe of “Sid[ing] with rapists and remov[ing] punishment for such sex predators,” when attacking proposed House Bill 140. The bill seeks to remove some mandatory minimum sentences within the court system, a move the Democratic caucus claims will return sentencing power to judges. House Bill 140,…

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