Holder weighs in on reduced sentences of drug offenders: 'This is a milestone'

Holder weighs in on reduced sentences of drug offenders: 'This is a milestone'
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Attorney General Eric Holder praised Friday's unanimous vote by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to reduce the sentences of 46,000 inmates currently serving time for drug offenses.

"This is a milestone in the effort to make more efficient use of our law enforcement resources and to ease the burden on our overcrowded prison system," Holder said in a statement reported by the Los Angeles Times.

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