Bill seeks to give judges discretion over prison time for nonviolent drug crimes

Legislation from Sen. Wiener would repeal mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses
July 21, 2020

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco is leading a renewed effort to repeal a so-called vestige of California’s “failed” war on drugs that requires judges to impose jail or prison sentences for various nonviolent drug crimes. (SF Examiner - July 20th, 2020)