- The attorney general's new prosecution policy is not tough on crime, but dumb on crime, writes Danny Cevallos.
- Federal prisons are filled with nonviolent drug offenders serving unjustly long sentences, he says
Danny Cevallos is a CNN legal analyst who practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful conviction and criminal defense in New York, Pennsylvania and the US Virgin Islands at the law firms of Cevallos & Wong in Philadelphia and Edelman and Edelman in New York, where he is of counsel. Follow him on Twitter @CevallosLaw. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)In a memorandum issued Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined his new charging and sentencing policies in federal prosecutions, saying that "prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. .. those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences."