eric holder drug sentencing

He released the so-called "torture memos," but didn't go after their authors He became the first-ever cabinet member to be
In January 2014, there were 1,487 new drug prosecutions, down 7.8 percent from December and down 11.5 percent from January
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."
“The bottom line is that, while the aggressive enforcement of federal criminal statutes remains necessary, we cannot simply
BY PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General
Under the drug policy, Holder will say defendants would be "charged with offenses for which the accompanying sentences are