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February 16, 2011

USSC holds public hearing on its proposed guideline amendment

As detailed in this official notice, today the US Sentencing Commission has been conducted a public hearing "to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment."  Helpfully, this official agenda not only lists the invited witnesses, but also provides links to their written testimony.

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“Crack cocaine is found in minority neighborhoods,” Jones said. “If you get caught with five grams of crack cocaine and you were a minority and you go down to the precinct, they knew if we send your case over to the feds, you’ll automatically get five years in federal prison,” Jones said. “That’s why there were so many minorities in the prison.”

Posted by: Garry Jones | May 30, 2011 8:43:39 PM

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