Holder Proposes New Developments in Drug Sentencing

By Audrey Arthur
The time is now to modernize prison sentencing, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. In a speech to the American Bar Association, the attorney general said the criminal justice system should take a more focused effort to reduce crimes of violence and reconsider the current standards of mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related crimes. Several changes in the Justice Department’s handling of prison sentences were announced.

Obama Reaffirms Intention to Close Guantanamo

By Audrey Arthur
President Barack Obama has again called upon Congress to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and has asked the Department of Defense to create a military tribunal site in the United States.