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Widely Criticized Mandatory Minimum Bill is ‘Off the Table’ After Backlash

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
Patricia Vickers, whose son was sentenced to life in prison when he was 17, speaks out against mandatory minimum sentences, such as those proposed by state Rep. Amen Brown.

Pennsylvania legislative leaders say a bill that would institute new mandatory minimum sentences for gun-related crime is “off the calendar.” WHYY’s Katie Meyer reports that comes at the request of its Democratic sponsor who has been inundated with criticism since introducing it.

(Original air-date: 7/15/21)