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October 27, 2006

Two decades of crack(ed) sentencing

NPR this morning had this fine audio segment on federal crack sentencing.  Here is the NPR pitch:

Friday is the 20th anniversary of a law that created mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine crimes.  The rules mandated far harsher sentences for people caught with crack cocaine than for those caught with powdered cocaine.  Many say the sentencing disparity is unfair.

Some related posts on crack sentencing:

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