Unlikely Allies Push Overhaul on Sentencing

Unlikely allies push overhaul on sentencing

Filed under: crack cocaine sentencing disparity

In 2010, Congress unanimously voted to reduce the 100-to-1 disparity between sentences for crack cocaine offenses and those for powdered cocaine, a vestige of the crack epidemic. Now, the Obama administration and its allies in Congress are pushing to … Read more on Indiana Gazette


What Hemp Legalization Would Look Like In Indiana

Filed under: crack cocaine sentencing disparity

It was part of a national effort to crack down on its hallucinogenic cousin marijuana. But unlike marijuana, hemp was used in a wide variety of products, from … Hemp was completely banned in the 1970s as part of the Controlled Substances Act, but … Read more on Indiana Public Media


Ex-Haley worker sentenced for stealing veterans' identity information

Filed under: crack cocaine sentencing disparity

As Timoney fought for his life, as his family stood by waiting to see if he would live, Lewis sold Timoney's information for crack cocaine. Lewis says he was so consumed by his crack addiction, he didn't think about the harm he was causing. He … Read more on Tbo.com