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Crack Cocaine Retroactivity…

Dateline: Wash DC, 30Jun2011: For the second time in 16 years, the US Sentencing Commission is trying to apply a reduction in disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing.  Today, the Commission voted unanimously on a decision to apply the pending crack law retroactively!

Colombian sub: Opps! Where’d the coke go??

Unless Congress intervenes in that decision from becoming law on November 1st, FAMMreports that some 12,040 inmates will be estimated to be eligible for early release from federal prison. Their average age is 36.  Over 85% are black.

Those sentenced with aggravating and mitigating circumstances will not be eligible.  But, this site cautions: We’ve been there before… more…