Annapolis, MD – With support from conflicted lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, the state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to enact sweeping changes to the state’s criminal justice system.

The Justice Reinvestment Act would push more low-level drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, allow more people to expunge convictions from their records, let some offenders out of prison sooner and reduce the amount of time that parole violators spend behind bars.


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