San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón Issues Statement On Attorney General Eric Holder's Support For Reducing Prison Sentences For Drug Offenders

March 13th, 2014

Alex Bastian, (415) 553-1931
Stephanie Ong Stillman, (415) 553-1167 or (415) 740-5134
Maxwell Szabo, (415) 314-9693                

“Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are not only taking a brave step, they are taking the right step.  The war on drugs has disproportionately impacted minority communities at costs that are staggering both economically and socially.  These reforms will generate enormous cost savings and begin to repair the harm that stems from this nation's decades-long overreliance on incarceration.”