Jeff Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Tougher Penalties for Drug Crimes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible for drug crimes.

Civil rights groups and Republican legislators oppose the sentencing changes, The Washington Post reports.

Sessions sent a memo to prosecutors that overturned former Attorney General Eric Holder’s instructions to avoid charging certain defendants with the most serious crimes that carried the longest sentences.

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