Rahsaan Hall Testifies to End Mandatory Minimum Sentences

On June 9, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing to solicit testimony on the impact and potential elimination of mandatory minimum drug sentences. Deputy Director, Rahsaan Hall, who worked for 8 years as a Prosecutor in Suffolk County, provided testimony at the hearing.

Hall stated that, “Despite the spirit behind these minimum mandatory drug laws, there was nothing I saw in my work as a prosecutor that suggested these laws had a deterrent effect…It is time for a policy that entrusts the judiciary to faithfully administer not only punishment, but justice in the truest and fullest sense of the word.”

Read his entire testimony by clicking here.

Read the Massachusetts Bar Association’s article on the public hearing, here.