Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Sweeping Presidential Power to Help Prisoners That Holder Did Not Mention

This week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out against the impacts of “draconian” sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

“Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” said Holder.

But in unveiling the new “smart on crime” initiative, Holder skipped mention of the sweeping power the president has to shorten or forgive a federal prisoner’s sentence [including the sentence of Leonard Peltier].

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