Cracks in the System: 20 Years of the Unjust Federal Crack Cocaine Law

Document Date: October 26, 2006
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A comprehensive examination of the 100-to-1 crack versus powder cocaine sentencing disparity under which distribution of just 5 grams of crack carries a minimum 5-year federal prisonsentence, while distribution of 500 grams of powder cocaine carries the same 5-year mandatory minimum sentence.

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