Sentencing for Some Drug Crimes Will Change if Holder Has His Way

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The Drug Policy Alliance has an interesting history of America’s War on Drugs on its website. The organization opposes the war on drugs, arguing that public policies under the initiative have done more harm than good. A subheading on in the history offers a fairly pointed explanation of the harm. “The 1980s and 90s: Drug
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Report: Changes to Drug Sentencing Guidelines Have Been Successful

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As we discussed in a previous post, sentencing for federal drug crimes is serious and strict. Oftentimes, people convicted of drug crimes — whether it is for drug possession, distribution or trafficking — spend years in federal prison. Certain types of drugs are also treated more harshly than others under federal law, including crack cocaine.
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