Monday, August 12, 2013

Eric Holder Makes a Good Decision on Low-Level Offenders. What Took So Long?

I wrote a long-winded "What could we do to make America better" post, which I left as a draft earlier today, and then it turns out that one of my recommendations -- tossing the practice of mandatory minimum sentence -- is being offered by Eric Holder. Good for him.

This is no solution to anything.

Emily Bazelon of Slate doesn't think Holder goes far enough.

Charlie Savage of the NYTimes explains more.

I for one hope that the states, some of which already have, with follow suit. We don't need to lock so many people for so long. It's a huge waste of both human and monetary capital.

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