WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in the middle of a drug deal. No, no, it’s not like a scandalous story line out of “House of Cards” or something. This is a good drug deal. Holder’s endorsing a plan to reduce sentences for certain drug offenses, basically the small ones.
The benefit of Holder’s proposed plan is that it would reduce the federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates in five years. The penalties wouldn’t get reduced all across the board, Holder say violent criminals would still have tough penalties. This plan would just weed out the small ones to make room for the big ones.