Panel Reommends Shorter Jail Terms For Drug Crimes In MN

A Minnesota panel approves a plan to reduce the amount of time people can be imprisoned for certain drug crimes.
The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission voted seven to three to approve the plan.

Under the plan, first time offenders convicted of drug possession would spend four years in prison instead of seven.

Sentences for drug dealers would be reduced from seven to five years. Supporters of the idea say it’s time.

They say Minnesota’s drug laws have been too severe.