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May 1, 2007

USSC sends amendments to Congress

Today the US Sentencing Commission sent to Congress a set of guideline amendments, which were previewed in this press release and all of which can be found in (reader-unfriendly form) at this link.  FAMM has this effective summary of the highlight items: "an amendment to improve crack cocaine sentences and a policy statement to give sentencing courts guidance on granting release to prisoners for extraordinary and compelling circumstances (sometimes referred to as compassionate release)."  BTL also has this quick coverage of the crack sentencing issues, which I have covered extensively in these recent posts:

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