eric holder drug sentencing
"Prosecutions over the past year are much lower than they were five years ago: overall, the data show that prosecutions of
Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the Obama administration's most forceful critique to date of U.S. mass incarceration policies, at a meeting of the hemisphere's security ministers in Medellín, Colombia.
The Justice Department will avoid charging certain low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimums, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Monday. The policy shift will allow certain defendants -- those without ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels -- to avoid what Holder called "draconian mandatory minimum sentences."
As part of that effort, the Justice Department will no longer list drug quantities in indictments of certain low-level drug
Holder, in a speech before the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, will also announce that the Justice Department