Attorney General Takes Steps To Reform Mandatory Drug-Sentencing


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It's retroactive in that people who have cases pending will have their cases reviewed  but those already charged will see no benefit. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

### via Wash Po


Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday he has directed U.S. attorneys across the country to review and possibly refile charges in ongoing drug cases so that low-level, nonviolent offenders will not face severe mandatory sentences.

The policy change will be applied to suspects in drug cases who have been charged but not yet tried, as well as to individuals who have been convicted but not yet sentenced. The directive does not affect offenders already sentenced or serving time in prison.


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