On January 16, 2015, the US Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder announced a policy change regarding federal forfeiture:

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The US Sentencing Commission today adopted an amendment which could reduce the sentences of thousands of federal prisoners serving time for drug offenses.

According to the USSC: