Blog of Rights


Cracks in the System Remain Despite Landmark Cocaine Sentencing Reform

By Hamedah Hasan at 11:41am
In late July , Congress ratcheted back the now discredited crack-versus-powder cocaine sentencing disparity after more than 20 years, by passing the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. I suppose I fit the profile of the kind of person who should be cheering today: I am African-American. I was convicted of a crack cocaine offense, and I was sentenced under the very laws that have now been reformed.

A Letter from Behind Bars on President’s Day

By Hamedah Hasan at 1:35am

As we celebrate President's Day, one prisoner asks President Obama to exercise his clemency power to commute the remaining 10 years of her 27-year sentence, which she received for a first time, non-violent drug offense. Hamedah Hasan, who is represented…

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