Rand Paul: Sessions’ sentencing plan would ruin lives

( CNN) The united states attorney general on Friday made an regrettable advertisement that will influence the lives of millions of Americans: he issued new instructions for counsels to accuse supposes with the most serious provable offenses, “those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences.”

Mandatory minimum convicts have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated an entire generation of minorities. Eric Holder, the attorney general under President Obama, issuedguidelines to U.S. Attorneys that it is necessary to refrain from attempting long convicts for nonviolent medicine offenders.

I agreed with him then and still do. In happening, I’m the author of a bipartisan bill with Senator Leahy to change the law on such matters. Until we overstep that bill, though, the discretion on prosecution — and the lives of many young medicine offenders — lies with the current attorney general