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June 01, 2011
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New crack jail time guidelines may be retroactive

The Fair Sentencing Act reduces penalties for crack cocaine offenses in order to reduce the disparity with powder cocaine penalties

By Jessica Gresko
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Some prisoners already serving time should benefit from a new law that lowers sentences for crack cocaine offenses, but only if their crimes did not involve weapons and they do not have lengthy arrest records, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.

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