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Lawmakers did accomplish a few things during the lame duck session. One was a joint effort to reform parts of the criminal justice system in the state. Victims of violent crime now get more support. And judges can take more discretion when sentencing drug offenders. State Rep Chad Hays of Danville says it’s a positive that inmates can earn good time credit while taking classes while locked up. 

Lawmakers say the bill comes at no cost to the state.

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