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July 20, 2020

"Forgotten by the Fair Sentencing Act and the First Step Act: Federal Methamphetamine Sentencing Reform"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper recently posted on SSRN and authored by Quincy Ferrill.  Here is its abstract:

This paper explores the issue of sentencing guidelines based on outdated premises and unfair treatment and the potential impacts of drug sentencing laws and enhancements not based on empirical data.  To address this problem, this paper proposes a bill, similar to the First Step Act, to both retroactively and prospectively lessen the effect of these capricious drug sentencing guidelines.

July 20, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Permalink


After fixing, partly, the Crack Guidelines and statute to treat poor black people less unfairly, we need to do the same for Meth which is unfair mainly to poor white and brown people.

Posted by: scott f tilsen | Jul 20, 2020 4:58:34 PM

Been way way over due for the guideline levels to be drastically cut.

Posted by: MidWestGuy | Jul 20, 2020 7:27:45 PM

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