Holder Proposes New Developments in Drug Sentencing

By Audrey Arthur
(08/21/2013)
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
(06/05/2013)
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.