All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mandatory minimum sentencing’

Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder today testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and endorsed less strict sentencing for most drug offenders. A proposal by the commission outlined in January and would lower the base offense matched to drug trafficking quantities by two levels. The commission is expected to vote on the proposal sometime in April. The commission estimates that the proposal …

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Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety

In the long and drawn out battle between inmate advocacy groups and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences, a stalemate has been finally struck. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, has come out against the decades-old policy in a speech at the San Francisco American Bar Association. The Washington Post reports that in …

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