November 2, 2011 (The New York Times)
New Crack Guidelines Go into Effect Retroactively
The Fair Sentencing Act's reduction of the disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing went into effect retroactively on November 1st. The new guidelines, which were made retroactive by the United States Sentencing Commission reduce the disaparity from 100:1 to 18:1, which could shorten the sentences of some 12,000 individuals by an average of three years. This change has already made more than 1,800 people eligible for release from federal prison immediately.
On June 20, 2011, FAMM President Julie Stewart welcomed introduction of a bill to reauthorize the Second Chance Act. The bill, S. 1231, the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH).
The United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously today to give retroactive effect to its proposed permanent amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines that implements the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010....
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