Senate’s Crack Cocaine Bill Reduces Sentencing

The US Senate Thursday (March 11, 2010) voted to reduce the cocaine-crack ratio from it’s current 100:1 to 20:1. Under the old ratio, 5g of crack would be equivalent to 500g of cocaine (half a kilo) for sentencing purposes, resulting in a 5 year minimum mandatory sentence. The new ratio guideline would score 5g of crack as only 100g of cocaine.

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