Obama-Era Drug-Sentencing Patterns Were Mixed

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When Attorney General Jeff Sessions jettisoned an Obama-era policy aimed at sparing less-serious drug offenders from harsh sentences, he called his new, more aggressive approach “moral and just.” The verdict among law-enforcement professionals is mixed. Government data, along with interviews with former U.S. attorneys under President Obama, suggest the previous policy achieved several, though not all, of its goals, the Wall Street Journal Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!