Holder Aims to End Mandatory Prison Terms for Nonviolent Drug Defendants

Post Date: August 12, 2013

(Chicago Sun Times/Associated Press  – Julie Stewart quoted) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better spent. Read more…