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Lawmakers Debate Consequences Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Drug Crimes02:22

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As state lawmakers consider whether to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, they're now considering whether those sentences are to blame for racial disparities in Massachusetts prisons.

WBUR's Simón Rios joins Morning Edition to discuss the beginning of the Beacon Hill debate over a proposed shakeup in how the state responds to drug offenses.

To listen to the full conversation, click on the audio player above.

This segment aired on June 10, 2015.


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Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.


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