Criminal Justice

Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Allow Judges to Sentence Below Mandatory Minimums

Leading a bipartisan effort

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Northern Kentucky's U.S. Rep Thomas Massie teamed up with Democrat U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., to introduce a bill that would give federal judges more flexibility on sentencing.

It would allow federal judges to issue a sentences below the mandatory minimum sentences by allowing them to tailor sentences to fit the crime, a statement by Massie's office stated.