Eric Holder

March 12, 2014

Obama’s proposed budget to include funds for criminal justice reform

United States Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that President Obama’s 2015 budget would call for $173 million to go toward criminal justice reform efforts, including funding for state and local prisoner reentry programs.  “Each dollar spent on prevention and reentry has the potential to save several dollars in incarceration […]
August 15, 2013

Criminal justice reforms aim to reduce costs and lower recidivism

This week U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced plans to reform several criminal justice policies, most notably curtailing mandatory minimum sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, in an attempt to reduce prison crowding and return offenders to community supervision. The change to mandatory minimum sentences would bar prosecutors […]