An overcrowded prison in Chino, California. The Obama administration plans to reduce numbers by cutting the time that some prisoners spend in jail. Photo: AP

US seeks to reduce jail terms for petty drug offences

US administration seeks to cut prison overcrowding by getting around minimum sentencing rules

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An overcrowded prison in Chino, California. The Obama administration plans to reduce numbers by cutting the time that some prisoners spend in jail. Photo: AP
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