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Federal Sentencing Reforms Go Into Effect Today, November 1st

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Federal drug sentencing reforms adopted earlier this year by the US Sentencing Commission went into effect today. They should result in tens of thousands of federal prisoners seeing their sentences cut and being released early, as well as ensuring that future offenders are not sentenced so harshly. The Sentencing Commission, an …

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U.S. Sentencing Commission Unanimously Votes To Shorten Prison Sentences for Drug Offenders

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously this week to reduce sentences for the majority of federal drug trafficking defendants. The move will effect up to 70% of all federal drug offenses, reducing the sentence by an average of 11 months per case. Unless Congress votes to stop the amendment, it will go into effect on November 1st. Attorney …

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