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July 29, 2015

Friday, July 1, 2011

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted today to retroactively apply the amended guidelines resulting from The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

From The Real Cost of Prisons:

Very good news! The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted today to retroactively apply the amended guidelines resulting from The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted today to retroactively apply the amended guidelines resulting from The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 to prisoners who were incarcerated under the earlier, harsher 100 to 1 crack cocaine sentencing law. Today’s decision means that some prisoners sentenced before the law went into affect – 12,000 people – could have their guideline sentences reduced by 3 years, on average.

The Commission came to its decision after receiving public comments from over 40,000 citizens who supported retroactivity of the guidelines and heard testimony from a broad spectrum of witnesses at a June 1 hearing.

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