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FAMM Hails Elimination of First Mandatory Minimum Since Nixon Administration July 28, 2010

Posted by FairSentencing in : Current News , trackback

Today’s update from Julie Stewart:

Yes, we won! Minutes ago the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make crack cocaine sentencing laws more sensible and fair! Your calls and letters to Congress made a difference!

This is a fantastic victory – and one we have fought for more than 15 years! It will affect about 3,000 people each year, reducing excessively high crack penalties by more than two years on average. Right now the law is not retroactive but we are going to fight for retroactivity as soon as the bill is signed! To read FAMM’s press release, click here.

The bill will go straight to President Obama for his signature, within the next ten days.

Thank you for sticking with me during this long haul. I know that the pace of sentencing reform is painfully slow and discouraging but, hopefully, this victory gives you the renewed faith that together we can change sentencing laws!

Celebrate your victory!



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