Skip to main content
Publications

Letter to U.S. Sentencing Commission Urging that the Fair Sentencing Act be Applied Retroactively

August 16, 2010
The Sentencing Project urges that the Sentencing Guideline changes mandated under the Fair Sentencing Act - reducing the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine to 18 to 1 - apply to persons arrested and sentenced prior to the law’s enactment on August 3, 2010.

In a letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, The Sentencing Project urges that the sentencing guideline changes mandated under the Fair Sentencing Act – reducing the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine to 18 to 1 – apply to persons arrested and sentenced prior to the law’s enactment on August 3, 2010.

To read the letter, download the PDF below.

 

 
Related Posts
publications
August 15, 2022

Request for a Thematic Hearing on Life Imprisonment in the Americas

The Sentencing Project, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Penal Reform International submitted a request to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for a thematic hearing on life imprisonment in the Organization of American States (OAS) region.
publications
Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities
August 11, 2022

Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities

Twenty-one states partially closed or fully closed at least one correctional facility since 2000, resulting in a trend of prison repurposing in which old prisons are converted for community and commercial use.