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  • Task force recommends how to cut US prisoner count by 60,000 story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and away from prison, according to task force recommendations designed to cut the federal inmate count and save more than $5 billion in the coming years.

  • As prospects dim, Lynch pushes criminal justice bill 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging the Senate to pass criminal justice reform legislation that, among other things, allows judges to give lesser sentences than current federal mandatory minimums.