We hope to finally repeal mandatory minimum sentences this summer | Opinion

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By Sandra Cunningham and Nellie PouWhile the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked outrage throughout the country and spurred a national discussion on police reform and the future of policing, New Jersey has been at the forefront of criminal justice reform for more than a decade and is poised to take the next step.This summer, the Legislature will take up a package of reforms to New Jersey’s criminal sentencing laws that will finally repeal mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent crimes, including drug offenses, that have disproportionately af…

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