Eric Holder tries to reduce prison sentences

Justice Dept. Seeks to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will announce new steps intended to curb soaring taxpayer spending on prisons and help correct what he regards as unfairness in the justice system.

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1 Response to Eric Holder tries to reduce prison sentences

  1. As an advocate of decriminalizing, or legalizing, all addictive substances, and thereby removing the participants in these questionable activities from our jails, I would like to know Eric Holder’s views on this subject. I request the NYT to interview him.
    The short explanation for my argument, lies in the history of banning alcohol. During prohibition, crime went up, but usage did not particularly go down. After the repeal of prohibition, crime went way down.
    Decriminalization would free up our prisons, and stop the undermining of foreign governments and economies, such as Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Afghanistan.
    Americans, mostly the young, are dying every day from poorly made heroin. Not Only would decriminalization improve the quality of the dangerous drugs, would would create revenue streams to fund programs to help drug users possibly find help to escape their addiction.


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