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Holder lays out sentencing reforms for non-violent drug offenses

Over the last several decades, law enforcement officials across the country have pushed very hard to incarcerate those who are convicted on drug charges. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently pointed out that half of the country's federal prison inmates are serving sentences for drug offenses. This startling fact has caused Holder and others to push for sentencing reforms.

Iowa City pharmacist pleads not guilty to health care fraud

In any criminal case, the burden of proof is placed squarely on the prosecution. This is derived from the idea that defendants are considered innocent until proven otherwise. If prosecutors do not provide adequate evidence to meet this burden, then conviction may not be possible.

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