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Holder Announces ‘Smart On Crime’ Inititivie, Calls For Drug Sentencing And Prison Reform

Holder Announces 'Smart On Crime' Inititivie, Calls For Drug Sentencing And Prison Reform

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced his “Smart on Crime” initiative, calling for major changes to drug sentencing, the release of elderly prisoners, and a decreased length of non-violent crime sentences. These measures will have a major impact on African-American defendants. Blacks have been disproportionately sentenced at higher rates than Whites, “African Americans are…

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