Why 1,900 Crack Cocaine Users, Dealers Are Getting Out of Prison Early

About 1,900 inmates are being freed across the US this week following a federal policy change that is easing sentencing rules for crack cocaine possession. The new law lessens the sentencing by at least three years, a change meant to bring penalties surrounding the drug closer to those meted out for powder cocaine users. The disproportionate penalties between the two drugs originated from fears that crack cocaine was more addictive than its powder form and linked to more violent crime. The...Full Story
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