Charles Schumer – Did federal inmate population drop under Obama for first time since Carter?

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The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Did federal inmate population drop under Obama for first time since Carter?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently charged federal prosecutors with taking a more aggressive approach to charging defendants, including seeking mandatory minimum sentences. The guidelines, signed on May 10, 2017, moved in a very different direction from what the Department of Justice had been doing under President Barack Obama. Under Obama, the department focused on prosecuting the most serious criminals and finding ways to keep minor or low-level offenders from serving long, mandatory sentences. During a May 18 floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., made clear that he thought Sessions’ new guidelines were ill-advised. “Thanks …

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By | 2017-05-18T14:21:53+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Politifact|

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