Brandon Scott

Why not greater truth in sentencing?

Why not greater truth in sentencing?

I agree with Gov. Larry Hogan’s position that violent criminals should receive longer sentences and have to serve the full sentence (“Mosby supports ‘truth in sentencing,’ seeks distinction for nonviolent offenders,” Aug. 30). If violent criminals know that the judges will suspend most of the sentence or that they will not serve the entire sentence, then there is no real incentive to stay away from committing violent crimes. The fact that judges would not even discuss their sentencing guidelines was shameful.

If you are going to eliminate most of the...