Attorney General Eric Holder, seen here Monday, has supported changes in drug sentencing, but the Sentencing Commission went further than he preferred
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July 18, 2014 More than 46,000 inmates can petition for early release starting next year, unless Congress acts soon.
June 25, 2012 Mandatory sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine disproportionately affected black people. Why? Caryn Devins and Stuart Kauffman argue that simple laws introduced into complex networks, such as our legal system, produce unintended consequences.
December 12, 2007 The U.S. Sentencing Commission has taken steps to narrow the disparity between prison sentences of crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenders.
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