N.J. Bill Would Eliminate Mandatory Prison Sentences For Selling Drugs In School Zones

drug_free_school_zoneA bill that is advancing in the state Senate would strike down the mandatory prison sentences for anyone caught selling drugs near a school, which opponents of the current law say is ineffective, according to a report in Gannett. The legislation, which passed the Senate judiciary committee last week, would eliminate the three-year mandatory prison term applied to most people caught selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, the paper reported. Star Ledger.

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