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Tonja Honsey, public representative on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission, addresses fellow member and Court of Appeals Judge Michelle Larkin during a hearing Thursday. The commission voted 8-3 to adopt a modified version of its five-year maximum probation policy for most offenders. But unlike the original proposal, what was adopted is not a hard cap. (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Probation ‘guideline’ replaces 5-year ‘cap’

It’s no longer a “cap,” it’s a “guideline.” But a presumptive maximum probation term of five years will become Minnesota policy on Aug. 1, unless the Legislature steps in to stop it.

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