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  1. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Drug Sentence Proposal

    Convicted drug dealers could face reduced prison sentences under proposals endorsed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a further sign that the Obama Administration wants to cool the war on drugs. Revised conviction guidelines would reduce average sentences from 62 months to 51. Several Republicans in Congress have also shown support for a separate plan to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent drug offenses. The U.S. has the world’s largest prison population, with almost 1 in 100 adults behind bars.

    Source: NYT 

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