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May 1, 2009 (Various)

NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL BOARDS, OPINION EDITORIALS SUPPORT COMPLETE ELIMINATION OF DISPARITY

Following the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs legislative hearing on “Restoring Fairness to Federal Sentencing: Addressing the Crack-Powder Disparity,” the issue of crack cocaine sentencing reform once again entered the national media spotlight. Regional and national newspaper reporters, editorial boards and columnists have provided coverage and expressed support for the complete elimination of the crack cocaine disparity. See a snapshot of the media attention garnered this week on the issue.

Issue Area(s): Sentencing Policy, Incarceration, Racial Disparity