LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- U.S .prisons are over-crowded; some 219,000 inmates are in federal prisons, alone. Their incarceration costs you money in the taxes you pay.
How can federal and state governments shrink overcrowding and save money? That was the question posed at the American Bar Association's conference.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a key proposal to scale back mandatory minimum sentences for certain prisoners.
It involved doing away with mandatory minimum sentences for certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs, or cartels.
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