Early Releases for Crack Cocaine Offenders - Rolling Stone
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Early Releases for Crack Cocaine Offenders

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As of today, inmates serving time for possession of crack cocaine will start getting out of jail under a new law that could benefit 12,000 prisoners over the next three years. The policy change builds on the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, designed to bring harsh crack sentences (slapped disproportionately on crack-smoking African-Americans) in line with the more lenient penalties meted out powder cocaine users, who tend, in the main, to be white. This and other news in today's Daily Threat Assessment photo gallery.

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