No Reduction in Mandatory Minimums 

The judiciary committee’s compromise bill is not expected to include reductions to mandatory minimums that are blamed for mass incarceration. Mandatory minimums require binding prison terms of a particular length and prevent judges from using their discretion to apply punishment. But the legislation is expected to give judges some leeway in sentencing drug offenders.

Via Bipartisan Group of Senators Set to Announce Deal to Reduce Prison Population @ Daily Signal.

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