Part 1: Prosecutors outline reforms to mandatory minimum sentencing

This week on Behind the Headlines (Aug. 30): United States Attorney General Eric Holder has called for reform when it comes to mandatory minimum sentences. Holder has indicated that he believes that this is a civil rights issue that should affect not just federal sentencing.

Shelby County Attorney General Amy Weirich and U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton III join us to explore this controversial discussion in part one of this two-part program. [Related article: Prosecutors: Federal Shift Underway in County]

Click here to view Part Two of the discussion, featuring Stephen Bush, Shelby County public defender, and James Coleman, director of the Shelby County Division of Corrections.

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