Government wants to scrap system of shorter sentences for some young offenders

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  • The Swedish government wants to get rid of shorter sentences for young offenders between 18 or 20 convicted of serious crimes.
  • Those crimes include murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm, rape and aggravated weapon crimes, that would typically mean more than one year in jail.
  • Currently, younger offenders can get shorter sentences than other felons due to their age.