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Supreme Court Decides On Crack Sentencing

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that people who committed crack cocaine crimes before more lenient penalties took effect and recei...

Change In Crack Sentencing Means 12,000 Inmates To Be Released

AP | JESSICA GRESKO and JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Antwain Black was facing a few more years in Leavenworth for dealing crack. But on Tuesday, he returned home to Illinois, a ...

Sentencing Disparity On Its Way Out -- And It's About Time

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Somewhere in a U.S. prison today, a young Black man sits behind bars counting down the days till he sees freedom. He has become hardened and likely more dangerous while his White cellmate was released years prior for virtually the same crime.

Obama Administration Calls for End to Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity

Jasmine Tyler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jasmine Tyler

Congress and the administration have an obligation to show the country that our criminal justice practices will be fair and sentences proportional to the offense.

Obama Crack Sentencing Laws Change In Works

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration joined a federal judge Wednesday in urging Congress to end a racial disparity by equalizing prison sentenc...