March 20, 2014 Daily Poll

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline/United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline/United States Fish and Wildlife Service

(WWLP)- A Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate wants to deal with the state’s crowded prisons by creating a different avenue for drug offenders.

Juliette Kayyem said she would consider decriminalizing some drugs including cocaine to relieve pressure on state prisons and to ease the burden on taxpayers’ pockets.

Attorney General Eric Holder supports similar legislation, limiting harsh sentences for smaller drug offenses.

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