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Testimony to the U.S. Sentencing Commission on the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

March 17, 2011
Testimony delivered by The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer to the U.S. Sentencing Commission regarding implementation of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.

In his testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer calls for the following recommendations:

  • That the crack cocaine guidelines should be set at a level that is not excessive, and is consistent with the spirit of the legislative change.
  • That the guidelines change should be made retroactive in order to benefit offenders currently in prison.
  • That the Commission should revise guidelines for other drug offenses as well in order to reduce excessively lengthy imprisonment.

To read Mauer’s testimony, download the PDF below.

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