Crime, Government, Politics

You Won’t Believe What Minnesota Democrats Just Proposed

Minnesota Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow inmates to earn early release credits, an idea that Commissioner of Corrections Paul Schnell called a “game-changing proposition.”

Authored by Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, the Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act (MRRA) seeks to incentivize participation in rehabilitation programming by offering early release credits.

“If we look at recidivism rates, we know that the current system isn’t working,” Becker-Finn said during a House Public Safety Committee meeting last week, calling the bill a “big change” to the corrections system. Read more…

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