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Atlanta Journal Constitution: Former GA governor leads push for federal criminal justice reform

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  
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A criminal justice task force chaired by former Gov. Nathan Deal is recommending sweeping changes to the federal system.

The most notable is a call for the elimination of mandatory-minimum sentences for drug crimes. The task force also asks for the establishment of a “second look” provision that allows people serving lengthy sentences — many of whom are elderly and infirm — to seek sentencing reductions from a federal judge.

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