Durbin Applauds U.S. Attorney General’s Drug Sentencing Plan

(CBS) — Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is expressing strong support for Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement reducing mandatory minimum sentences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Durbin Applauds U.S. Attorney General's Drug Sentencing Plan

In a way Dick Durbin was applauding Attorney General Holder’s policy on mandatory minimum sentences even before it was announced.

“Attorney General Holder called me on Friday and he called because I have introduced a bill with Mike Lee who is a tea party Republican from Utah and it calls for sentencing reform. We focus on one aspect: non-violent drug crimes,” said Durbin.

That is also a focus of the Attorney General’s plan. Durbin agrees there are too many people behind bars for relatively minor offenses.

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