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October 31, 2007

FAMM ready to roll on new crack guidelines

At its website, Families Against Mandatory Minimums has all this new content in conjunction with the effective date for the US Sentencing Commission's new reduced crack guidelines:

10/31/07 - Tomorrow heralds new day for crack cocaine sentencing.  Effective November 1st, nearly 80 percent of defendants convicted of federal crack cocaine offenses will face sentences 16 months shorter on average, thanks to sentencing guideline reforms approved by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  However, if the amendment is not made retroactive, nearly 20,000 federal prisoners currently serving harsh sentences for crack cocaine offenses will not be eligible for relief. Read more

10/31/07 - Last day to tell the Sentencing Commission to make crack guideline changes retroactive!  October 31 is the last day to write the United States Sentencing Commission in support of making changes to the federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine “retroactive."  All letters must be postmarked by Oct. 31.  Click here to write a letter.

10/31/07 - Questions, answers on crack change.  Download answers to requently asked questions about the crack cocaine guideline amendment and possible retroactivity. Click here

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