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: The Sentencing Project

Read News: Legislative Hearing Tomorrow: "Unfairness in Federal Cocaine Sentencing: Is it Time to Crack the 100 to 1 Disparity?"

By The Sentencing Project

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The U.S. House of Representative's Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will convene a hearing tomorrow at 10am to examine the "Unfairness in Federal Cocaine Sentencing: Is it Time to Crack the 100 to 1 Disparity?" located in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237. Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, will testify before the Committee and urge Congress to eliminate the harsh mandatory penalties for low-level crack cocaine offenses. 'The small quantity triggers for crack cocaine mandatory sentences subject street-level sellers of crack cocaine to sentences similar to those for interstate powder cocaine dealers. And those convicted with slightly higher quantities of crack cocaine, although still considered local sellers, receive average sentences longer than international powder cocaine traffickers...continue to full post

Full post as published by The Sentencing Project on May 20, 2009 (boomark / email).

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