Courts & Crime

January 23, 2014

Holder urges Congress to ease drug convicts' prison terms

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, Jan. 23rd, threw his weight behind bipartisan legislation to ease prison time for low-level drug offenders who got mandatory terms, another move in keeping with the administration’s “Smart on Crime” initiative announced last summer. With prisons almost bursting at the cell doors from overcrowding and incarceration costs draining state and federal budgets, the lock ‘em all up approach has lost steam.

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