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DOJ Outlines New Clemency Plan for Non-violent Prison Inmates

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The Justice Department today announced guidelines for what could be a large-scale grant of clemency for non-violent drug offenders in federal prisons. On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a hint of what was to come. "There are still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime – and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime. This is simply not right." Sari Horwitz covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post.

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Guest:
Sari Horwitz - Washington Post - @SariHorwitz

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Warren Olney

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Andrea Brody, Benjamin Gottlieb, Evan George