A trend toward fairer sentences

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December 21, 2010
Boston Globe
by Derrick Z. Jackson  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"It might seem like a sign of creeping injustice if judges on the same federal court are handing out increasingly divergent sentences for the same type of crime. But to some degree, it’s a welcome sign that at least some judges are responding in a common-sense way to legal disparities that are enshrined in federal law -- in particular, to the unjustifiably harsher penalties for crimes related to crack cocaine than for ones connected to cocaine in powder form." (12/21/10)



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