Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In Case You Missed It

This story on the possible fed reconsideration of past crack sentences, from a reader who wanted to be sure you saw it. Needless to say, it's just, but that doesn't mean it'll get done. And I loved this bit of understatement at the end:

Some experts believe the quandary is the price for a tough-on-crime mentality that at the federal level has included longer sentences, the abolition of parole, and under the Bush administration, the virtual elimination of executive clemency. They said that in the war on drugs over the last two decades, these measures had not necessarily worked out as expected: Despite prisons crowded with inmates, massive amounts of illegal drugs continue to flow into the country.

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