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WJSU report: Bryant signs criminal justice bill into law

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 585, also known as the criminal justice bill, on March 31, 2014.  The bill says anyone convicted of a violent offense will be required to serve at least 50 percent of a sentence, and anyone convicted of a nonviolent offense will have to serve at least 25 percent.

To hear WJSU news producer Dwain Doty’s report on the “contentious but productive” process it took to sign this bill into law, click here.

WJSU news producer Dwain Doty

WJSU news producer Dwain Doty

 

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