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Opinion: Gov. Polis wasn’t too lenient. Colorado’s sentencing laws are too harsh.

The 110-year prison sentence imposed upon truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was extreme, and Governor Polis achieved the right result by using his executive power of clemency to correct this injustice. While so much about the case was exceptional, the sentence itself was no outlier. Colorado’s sentencing laws are incredibly complicated, and often produce eye-popping sentences. […]