Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift

 

By MATT APUZZO MARCH 13, 2014

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Since the late 1970s, the prison population in the United States has ballooned into the world’s largest. About one in every 100 adults is locked up in prison. Eric Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift.

 In the federal prison system, the one that would be affected by the proposed changes, half of the 215,000 inmates are serving time for drug crimes.

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