Analysis: Weld Shifts, Along With Public, On Criminal Justice
Back when he was running for Massachusetts governor in 1990, Bill Weld promised famously that, if elected, he would reintroduce prisoners to “the joys of breaking rocks.”
As governor, he followed up the tough talk by pushing for mandatory minimums for drug crimes. But judging by Weld’s remarks on the subject at an event this week, he’s had a change of heart. And that’s putting it mildly.