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Justice Department Changes How it Prosecutes Non-Violent Drug Offenders
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Federal prison policy is getting overhauled. Mandatory minimum prison sentences will be changed as federal prison policy gets reworked such that the Justice Department adjusts how it prosecutes non-violent drug offenders. This Monday Attorney General Eric Holder will outline his plan to improve sentencing policies across the country, according to Reuters.

Attorney General Holder commented that certain low level nonviolent drug offenders, that aren’t working for cartels or gangs or any kind of criminal organizations wont be charged with mandatory minimum sentences.

  
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Anti-drug laws that were passed in the past thirty years during the ‘war on drugs’ period have caused a “higher percentage of its population to be imprisoned” relative to other countries.

The costs of keeping people imprisoned is extremely high, and the policies enacted in the Reagan administration should be reformed and revised as they have been in place for decades now. Attorney General Holder commented, “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no good law enforcement reason.”

Some of the changes include a determination on whether the individual case should be a federal charge or not. And there is a plan in the works to release some federal prison inmates that don’t pose a threat to the public but who had “extraordinary or compelling circumstances.”

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