DoJ to present new guidelines for sentencing drug offenders

Attorney General Eric Holder said the United States Department of Justice, in a bid to overhaul federal prison policy, will release a set of new rules on how it goes after non-violent drug offenders, so that they wouldn’t be obligated to serve minimum jail sentences.

Holder is set to announce the status of an ongoing project in order to centralize and streamline the Justice department’s sentencing policies across the board in a speech he will make to the American Bar Association in San Francisco on Monday, August 12.

Holder said he will also make outline a set of guidelines that will make the Justice department consider whether a drug offense is worthy of a federal charge or not.

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