Massachusetts voters support aggressive reforms to the state criminal justice system, according to a poll conducted by MassINC, a bipartisan policy think tank.
The poll found that the plurality of respondents, 46 percent, believe judges should have more discretion in sentencing convicted offenders, rather than requiring them to sentence some offenders to a minimum period of time.
Criminal justice is a hot topic this year on Beacon Hill, where lawmakers have filed a number of bills to reform the system. Earlier this year lawmakers saw the results of a study the state commissioned on how to reform the system.
More than half of people polled said they believe incarceration does more harm than good, according to the results, which are set to be discussed Monday at a MassINC forum.