eric holder drug sentencing

He took on "draconian" drug sentences and slowly but surely scaled back the war on drugs The Obama administration initially
"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
Federal prisons are operating at nearly 40 percent above capacity and hold more than 219,000 inmates - with almost half of
Holder, in a speech before the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, will also announce that the Justice Department