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Feedback at 5:00: Reducing Sentencing For Certain Drug Offenses

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U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder is endorsing a plan to reduce sentences for certain drug offenses. 

He says the move could reduce the federal prison population by more than 6,500 inmates in 5 years. Penalties would still be tough for violent criminals. 

Right now, the U.S. has about 25% of the world's inmates; but the U.S. itself only accounts for 5% of the world's population.

In today's Feedback at 5:00, we want to know if you agree with reducing sentences for certain drug offenses in order to reduce the prison population. 

 

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