Sen. Durbin pushes for smarter sentencing laws

Sen. Durbin pushes for smarter sentencing laws
Sen. Durbin pushes for smarter sentencing laws

Sen. Durbin pushes for smarter sentencing laws

A bill sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin could reduce mandatory sentences for non-violent offenses. Durbin and other advocates of the legislation say current laws unfairly target minorities and create unbalance in the system. The issue has some bi-partisan support. Sen. Durbin explains why he thinks smarter sentencing laws are important, and what’s next for the legislation. Photo: Flickr/Cosmic Smudge