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JACKSON, Miss. –Americans for Prosperity-Mississippi (AFP-MS) applauded the Senate for passing HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act. The bill would improve many aspects of the state’s outdated criminal justice system and help reacclimate former inmates who have paid their debt to society as they return to their communities.
AFP-MS State Director Trey Dellinger issued the following statement:
“We applaud the Senate for standing up on behalf of the men and women who need a second chance. We shouldn’t forsake them once they’ve paid their debt to society, but instead, help them get back on track through a system that affords them more opportunity. This bill will increase safety, strengthen communities, and reduce the burden on taxpayers.”
HB 1352, the Criminal Justice Reform Act would curb the state prison population by reducing the punishments for, and use of taxpayer resources on low-level, non-violent offenders. Below are the elements included in this bill: