Easing Sentences for Nonviolent Acts Wins Support

Post Date: August 12, 2013

(USA Today) — A diverse coalition of lawmakers and civil rights advocates largely embraced Justice Department proposals Monday that would break with harsh punishments for non-violent drug offenders and provide federal prosecutors with more authority on charging offenders.

Attorney General Eric Holder called for the shift in federal criminal justice policy in a speech before the American Bar Association, saying, “Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no good law enforcement reason.” Read more…