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Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins speaks at a State House rally in 2016. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins speaks at a State House rally in 2016. (Joe Difazio for WBUR)

Advocates for criminal justice reform are calling on state lawmakers to make changes in order to reduce the rate of incarceration.

On Monday, legislators heard testimony on nearly 100 different reform bills -- among them, a push to eliminate mandatory minimum jail sentences.

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins joined WBUR's Morning Edition.

This segment aired on June 6, 2017.

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