We Must Reduce Mass Incarceration In The U.S., Not Escalate It
The Huffington Post
May 20, 2017

“On May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally withdrew a signature part of former Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Smart on Crime’ initiative that encouraged prosecutors to target the most serious crimes and reduce the number of defendants charged with nonviolent drug offenses that would otherwise trigger harsh mandatory sentences.

To be clear, Holder was never soft on crime.  The criteria laid out in Holder’s memo stated that those protected had to fall into the following four, narrow categories:”

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