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New Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Reform Bill Leaves Thousands Behind Bars

US Politics / Liberal : AlterNet

The Fairness in Sentencing Act 2009 is anything but fair to the thousands of inmates serving time for drug crimes in federal prisons. ...

How Obama Can Right The Wrongs Of The Drug War

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

Jacob Sullum asks why the president doesn’t pardon more drug offenders: [Obama] has implicitly acknowledged that many federal prisoners are serving unjustifiably long sentences. In 2010 he signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduc...

Holder Advocates Extending Fair Drug Sentencing Laws

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo

For drug war skeptics and civil libertarians, Wednesday was a good day. For law enforcement hawks, it was, potentially, pretty terrifying. Speaking before the US Sentencing Commission—the body charged with drawing up sentencing rule...

Obama Commutes Eight Insanely Long Drug Sentences; Thousands More To Go

News : Reason

Better late than never, I guess. And better baby steps than no steps at all. That's a fair reaction to the White House's announcement that President Obama commuted the sentences of eight men and women who each had served more than 1...

How the Fair Sentencing Act Is Still Not So Fair

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip

This patchwork effort to correct drug sentencing laws show just how decriminalization of drugs, in any regards, will never be a full substitution for legalization.


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