The Brian Lehrer Show

A Return to the 'War on Drugs'

April 11, 201733 min
The Obama administration may have launched criminal justice reforms to reduce long prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders, but the new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has plans to return to the crime fighting strategy of the so-called "war on drugs." Inimai Chettiar, director of the justice program at the Brennan Center for Justice, and Sari Horwitz, four-time Pulitzer Prize reporter for The Washington Post, where she covers the Justice Department, discuss what is changing in the federal criminal justice system.

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