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Former US attorneys hate Jeff Sessions' memo on tougher sentences

May 14, 2017 4:19 AM
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Former U.S. attorneys are in shock over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' latest hard-line shift on criminal justice.

The head of the Justice Department issued a sweeping new policy change on Friday, ordering all federal prosecutors to pursue the strictest charges and sentences in criminal cases. The move is an effort by Sessions to crack down on drug use and violent crime in order to bolster public safety.

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