Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Panel allows easing of crack sentences

Panel allows easing of crack sentences, Seattle P-I, Dec. 11, 2007

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to allow some 19,500 federal prison inmates, most of them black, to seek reductions in their crack cocaine sentences.

The commission, which sets guidelines for federal prison sentences, decided to make retroactive its recent easing of recommended sentences for crack offenses.

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