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March 11, 2008

Still more local coverage of crack sentence reductions

Continuing the regular drumbeat of local reporting on reduced crack sentences, here are stories from Vermont and West Virgina:

I assume that the US Sentencing Commission and the Department of Justice are trying to keep track of reduced crack sentences, but I am not sure either will report their data publicly anytime soon.  I wonder if anyone else is trying to keep a head-count of exactly how many offenders have secured early release under the new crack rules.

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I've heard back and forth about the crack amendment = a full resentencing/reopened sentencing hearing.
I volunteer at a federal prison and have had this questioned REPEATEDLY asked, so can someone please clarify.

Posted by: senwatch | Mar 11, 2008 12:19:23 PM

Hey Doug,
Check out
http://november.org/dissentingopinions/BSAS.html

Posted by: stiff | Mar 11, 2008 1:09:04 PM

No such case has been filed - or if it has, it hasn't gotten far enough yet to gain any attention. For CERTAIN there has been no decision since March 3 allowing a full resentencing. (And just a thought - if you're volunteering in a federal prison, maybe you shouldn't be giving legal advice to prisoners?)

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 11, 2008 7:29:52 PM

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