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US looks at reducing drug sentences

Sentencing Commission wants to cut average sentence for some drug dealers to reduce financial and human costs.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2014 02:27
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The Sentencing Commission of the US wants to cut the average sentence for some drug dealers to reduce financial and human costs .The country's top law officer also backs a proposal to cut jail terms for people caught dealing drug: attorney General Eric Holder believes it will help both socially and financially.

However, not everybody agrees.

Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington DC.

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