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WASHINGTON - Too many Americans are spending too much time in prison according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

America has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the prisoners, and Holder believes that might be making crime worse.

He has moved to keep many first offenders from going behind bars.

Holder is ordering federal prosecutors not to charge nonviolent drug users with offenses that carry mandatory multi-year sentences.