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Right and Left Praise Eric Holder’s Drug-Sentencing Plan, Up to a Point

August 14, 2013

Flickr: Thomas Hawk

Time – By Maya Rhodan

Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement on Monday that the Justice Department would try to ease America’s overcrowded federal prisons, in part by reducing mandatory drug sentences, was cheered by both liberals and conservatives who think the U.S. imprisons too many people for too long. But Holder was also criticized for arriving late to an issue that the states have pioneered for years.

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