New Rules for Sentencing Low-Level Drug Offenders Could be Retroactive

The U.S. Sentencing Commission held a hearing Tuesday on whether to make new guidelines on reducing prison sentences for low-level drug offenders retroactive for current inmates. The guidelines would shorten sentences for some nonviolent, low-level drug offenders.

Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed the new guidelines on Tuesday. He said the guidelines will make the federal prison system more fair to minorities, and will reduce taxpayer costs, The Washington Times reports.

Full story of low-level drug sentencing at drugfree.org

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