Recent Press

Decades of new laws caused Minnesota's prison population spike
(Star Tribune, Feb 7, 2016)

4 Startling Juvenile Justice Problems We Need to Address Now
(, Jan 28, 2016)

Different approach sought in drug changes
(Austin Daily Herald, Jan 24, 2016)

Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission signs off on drug sentencing reform
(Star Tribune , Dec 30, 2015)

Court: Judges must explain juvenile expungements
(Minnesota Lawyer, Dec. 30, 2015)



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