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Other views: Jail time not always best option

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Proposed legislation that could stem North Dakota’s incarceration rates makes sense, not only for public safety but also for the efficiency of the court system. Draft bills reported out of a legislative commission last week aim to take pressure off crowded jails and prisons, and give judges more discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing for some offenses.

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