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U.S. Congress Improves Federal Crack-Cocaine Sentencing

October 8th 2010

During the summer, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-220, became law. This long overdue reform reduces the disparity, or double standard, between crack cocaine and powder cocaine at federal sentencing. For years, the possession of five grams of cocaine base or crack would land you in prison for a mandatory minimum term  Read more…

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