Federal Review May Shorten Drug Sentences in North Dakota

Officials are close to finishing a review and reduction of federal drug sentences in North Dakota.

Federal lawmakers ordered a review 16 months ago to help reduce overcrowding in federal prisons.

More than 200,000 offenders are serving mandatory minimum sentences nationwide.

Prosecutors and public defenders say South Dakota is down to a couple of cases remaining.

There are about 40 left in North Dakota.