Eric Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

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August 12, 2013

Eric Holder
WASHINGTON — With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

In remarks prepared for delivery to the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Holder also favors diverting people convicted of low-level offenses to drug treatment and community service programs and expanding a prison program to allow for release of some elderly, non-violent offenders.

“We need to ensure that incarceration is used to punish, deter and rehabilitate — not merely to convict, warehouse and forget,” Holder says in the speech he’s scheduled to deliver Monday.

In one important change, the attorney general is altering Justice Department policy so that low-level, non-violent drug offenders with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels won’t be charged with offenses that impose mandatory minimum sentences.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • ALRUI says:

    Just another way to hasten the flushing of the country down a rat hole! Get ready for more crime idiot Obama voters!

  • Dave says:

    Looks like the FIRST sensible thing out of his mouth!?!

  • James Maxwell says:

    Wonder how many of his voting base that
    would free up to run rampant thru the streets
    to commit bigger crimes. Useful to pass
    out “treats” on election day to the voters of
    the inner cities and get people to turn out to
    vote for the mindless party of Socialist
    Democrats. Pretty soon they will have their
    army of crackheads at the front of the voter
    line to vote and get their “treat” for being
    good little idiots.

  • Patriot says:

    The Only thing he should be doing is surrendering, and doing his substantial time for High crimes and Misdemeanors by direct Participation and collusion.

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