Reviving the war on drugs

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Barack Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, ordered federal prosecutors not to bring charges against minor drug offenders that could lead to lifelong penalties. Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said those days are over.

"Going forward I have empowered our prosecutors to charge and pursue the most serious offense as I believe the law requires, most seriously readily available offense." Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post says the new policy will likely lead to more federal prosecutions as well as an increase in the federal prison population.

Credits

Guest:
Matt Zapotosky - Washington Post - @mattzap

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Luke Vander Ploeg, Sáša Woodruff, Evan George