More conservatives joining push to change sentencing guidelines
Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville
Female inmates in the yard at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville.
Rep. Cecil Ash, R-Mesa
Rep. Cecil Ash, R-Mesa, a former public defender, advocates for giving judges more discretion when sentencing non-violent offenders. His stance is part of a trend among conservatives toward addressing prison costs by re-examining sentencing guidelines for certain crimes.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says Arizona's sentencing guidelines deter crime and as a result will bring down the prison population.
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