mandatory minimums for drug offenders

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 […]