California on Path to Drug Sentencing Reform


(09/11/2013)
The California Assembly has passed a drug reform bill that would give counties more control in how to prosecute low-level nonviolent drug offenders.

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.