Mom Serving 19 Years in Crack Case May Get Break

Nearly 20,000 crack felons could get a break in their sentences as a result of the new sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine, and Nerika Jenkins is one of them.

Jenkins was working as a home health care nurse and raising her daughter when she was arrested and accused of being part of her boyfriend's drug conspiracy. She was sentenced to 19 years in a federal penitentiary — twice the time of some others convicted in the drug circle.

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