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Legal tech company creates free mandatory minimum sentence monitoring website

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 8:42 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Mandatory Minimum Penalties (MMPs) have been at the forefront of debate over the past year with the Department of Justice publishing a report on the subject by Kyle Coady and Kari Glynes Elliott in 2016 and Statistics Canada releasing an analysis of MMP outcomes for selected offences last month.

One legal tech company saw this an opportunity to provide a look at all the data it had collected on mandatory minimum sentencing in Canada. The website it created, called MMS.watch, gives legal professionals a chance to...