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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Goes to Governor for Approval

JACKSON, Miss. — The Criminal Justice Reform bill is finally headed to the Governor’s desk for approval. That is the bill that is said to save the state money, keep the bad guys in longer, and give drug courts more power to give alternative sentences.

Thursday, the Miss. House amended to the bill to include penalties for people who traffic more than a kilogram of marijuana. That is just over 2 pounds of pot. The sentence would be 10 years minimum, 40 years maximum.

The House and Senate both approved the final version of the bill.

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