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DOJ plan: Cut 20K inmates' jail time by 23 months

 
DOJ plan: Cut 20K inmates' jail time by 23 months
Posted June 10th, 2014 @ 1:20pm by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Some 9% of the federal prison population could see their sentences reduced by an average of 23 months thanks to a new Justice Department proposal endorsed by Eric Holder. The US Sentencing Commission voted in April to reduce drug sentences for nonviolent offenders in the future; this proposal, presented to the commission by the DOJ today, would offer retroactive eligibility for shortened sentences to some prisoners. As many as 20,000 could ultimately be affected, CNN reports.

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