Newsmakers 8/18/2017: US District Chief Judge William Smith

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – This week on Newsmakers: Chief Judge William Smith of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island. Judge Smith, who was appointed in 2002, sat down with Tim White on Aug. 8 to discuss sentencing guidelines and his approach to handing down punishment for those convicted of federal crimes. He also weighs in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new push for mandatory minimum sentences.