Did federal inmate population drop under Obama for first time since Carter?
PolitiFact - 05/18/2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently charged federal prosecutors with taking a more aggressive approach to charging defendants, including seeking mandatory minimum sentences.
James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University, said he sees no significant omissions from Schumer’s statement. “The assertion is correct,” Fox said. “The reasons are partly strategic and partly being in the right office at the right time.