Drug-sentence cuts backed

Plan makes 46,000 U.S. inmates eligible for early release

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 2:47 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes stand to be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation's prison population over time.

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