Drug-related crime

FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday, May 12, 2017, by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Sen. Paul strongly opposed the Department of Justice directive, which reverses an Obama-era policy that prescribed leniency for nonviolent, low-level drug offenders. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 13, 2017 - 3:26 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul strongly...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:11 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul strongly...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:09 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to the recent emphasis in Appalachian states on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul opposes the directive. He says the drug epidemic...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seen at the Justice Department in Washington. Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 12, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected...
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May 11, 2017 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to a drug charge after a New York dermatologist died of cocaine and alcohol intoxication in his apartment building was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman announced the punishment for James Holder, who had pleaded...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a departure from Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and reshape the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials have been weighing new guidance that would encourage prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offenses they can prove, a reversal of Obama-era policies that aimed to reduce the federal prison population and show more leniency to lower-level...
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May 09, 2017 - 5:43 pm
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has shot and killed a suspect in South Carolina who told people he was not going to go back to jail and planned to kill any officers who tried to arrest him. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement that a fugitive task force went...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo provided by U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan ruled Thursday, May 4, 2017, that Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behind bars. Cogan rejected a request by Guzman’s defense team to order him released from an ultrahigh-security wing of a jail in lower Manhattan and be allowed in the general inmate population and receive visitors. (U.S. law enforcement via AP, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings. Guzman answered the judge's questions through an...
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May 05, 2017 - 8:07 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former NHL player who was on two Stanley Cup championship teams has been sentenced to probation for his role in the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. Kevin Stevens was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court in Boston to three years' probation and fined $10,000. He pleaded...
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In this photo taken April 20, 2017, Joseph Rodriguez poses for a portrait in his sister's home in Chicago. The 51-year-old Chicagoan spent 35 years in prison for killing two people in a shooting when he was a teenager. A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 older Americans who spent time in prison are anxious about the amount they have saved for retirement. The survey says they are less likely to have income from Social Security, retirement accounts or a pension and more likely to rely on disability payments. More than half worry that the money they do have for retirement won't last over their lifetime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 05, 2017 - 3:30 am
CHICAGO (AP) — While many Americans his age are planning for retirement, Joseph Rodriguez is looking for his first permanent job. Rodriguez, a 51-year-old Chicago resident, spent 35 years in prison for fatally shooting two people. "I don't have the luxury to even think about that (retirement) since...
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