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Slashing Racist Crack Sentences Has Already Saved 16K Prison Years And Half A Billion Dollars

Nicole Flatow Think Progress
One federal appeals court panel held that the FSA’s reduction of mandatory minimum sentences should apply retroactively, not just because that was the intent of the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act, but because failure to do so would amount to unconstitutional, “intentional racial subjugation.” Should this ruling does not survive a full panel review and/or appeal, a bipartisan bill introduced this week by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) would make the ruling law.
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