Attorney General Tells Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty In Drug Cases

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On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is legally permissible. Sessions added that the Justice Department must ramp up its efforts in the wake of the opioid epidemic. Sessions’ controversial mandate to prosecutors comes on the heels of a plan announced by President Donald Trump earlier this week, which called for executing opioid dealers and traffickers.

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