Attorney General Jeff Sessions has informed prosecutors to implement the most serious charges for drug offenders. The rule overturns a policy from from the Obama administration, which loosely translated as, “look the other way.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation’s federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. The move will send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences.
Officials at the Department of Justice said the new guidelines are a direct rebuttal of policies implemented under President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder.
These cases often carry the longest sentences. The memo also brings back into effect mandatory minimum sentences, which are expected to increase prosecutions and the prison population.
Law and order; what a concept! Most criminals, not just the drug offenders, have been running roughshod for the last eight years. That all ends now. Justice is coming, and it’s coming for you.