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Know When to Hold 'Em: Attorney General Calls for Major Changes in Prison Sentencing

Know When to Hold 'Em: Attorney General Calls for Major Changes in Prison Sentencing
With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes. Federal prisons are operating at nearly 40 percent above capacity and hold more than 219,000 inmates.
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Pete Yost
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