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United States Sentencing Commission

United States Sentencing Commission Votes to Retroactively Apply Drug Sentencing Reductions to Tens of Thousands of People

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime
Anthony Papa

The underlying drug guidelines amendment was approved by the U.S. Sentencing Commission and submitted to Congress for review in April. Provided Congress takes no action to disapprove of the drug guidelines amendment before November 1, 2014, it will take effect on that date.

Who's Afraid of Too Much Justice?

Megan Quattlebaum | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Megan Quattlebaum

if we have revised our view of what constitutes a just sentence for a drug offense, then we cannot and should not justify continuing to incarcerate 51,141 people under an old, rejected understanding. We should never be afraid of too much justice.

Justice Is Served

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Following much thought and careful deliberation, the United States Sentencing Commission took another step toward creating fairness in federal sentencing.