Sessions Orders Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious, Readily Provable Offense'Play
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Friday ordering prosecutors to pursue the "most serious, readily provable" charges and the toughest sentences for drug crimes.
It's a major reversal of the Justice Department's approach under former President Obama, which sought to reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenses. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR's Ron Elving (@NPRrelving) about the new sentencing guidelines.
This segment aired on May 12, 2017.