Alabama will be part of a new U.S. Justice Department initiative aimed at crimes related to opioid addiction. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dispatching twelve federal prosecutors to focus on health care fraud and opioid scams. The northern district of Alabama will get one of the prosecutors as well as states like Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Kentucky, and Maryland. Today’s DOJ announcement was a reversal of Obama-era policies that may send more people to prison and for much longer terms. Sessions is making aggressive prosecutions of drug crimes a top priority.