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Supreme Court OKs Shorter Crack Cocaine Sentences

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Supreme Court OKs Shorter Crack Cocaine Sentences

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Supreme Court OKs Shorter Crack Cocaine Sentences

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Drug offenders tried in federal court may get shorter prison terms, thanks to a pair of rulings by the Supreme Court this week. Now, in the wake of those rulings, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is voting on a key issue today.

On the table: whether people who have already been convicted of crack cocaine possession will get a second chance at a shorter sentence.

Farai Chideya talks with Marc Mauer, executive director of the U.S. Sentencing Project; then Michael Rushford, president and CEO of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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