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The Cass County Jail on Oct. 12, 2007, in Fargo, N.D. David Samson / The Forum

Legislative Discussion Over Sentencing Reform Gets Heated

Legislative Discussion Over Sentencing Reform Gets Heated

There is a big gap between where LeAnn Bertsch and the state’s prosecutors are on sentencing reform for non-violent drug offenders. Bertsch, who is the director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections, wants to reduce penalties for drug crimes and get rid of mandatory minimum sentences. The prosecutors, meanwhile, are resistant to that change.

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