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December 27, 2007

NPR coverage of cocaine developments

NPR yesterday broadcast these two interesting pieces on All Things Considered about the war on cocaine:

Here is the set-up for the second piece, which has a sentencing focus:

Nerika Jenkins was working as a home health care nurse and raising her daughter when she was arrested. She had delivered crack for her drug-dealer boyfriend more than once and was paid for it. She was sentenced to 19 years in a federal penitentiary — twice the time of others in her boyfriend's drug circle. Why? She didn't plead guilty, and her lawyer told her not to cooperate.

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