Saturday, February 23, 2008

Federal Judges in Massachusetts Are Releasing Crack Offenders After Sentences Were Retroactively Reduced

As reported a few days ago in the Boston Globe, federal judges in Massachusetts are now releasing several prison inmates pursuant to the federal government's retroactive reduction in sentences for crack offenders. If you read this Boston Globe article, you should know that the newspaper yesterday issued a correction to point out that its headline and first paragraph inaccurately stated that the total number of prisoners affected could be 30, when the real number likely to be affected is actually at least 91, as later indicated in the article itself.

For more on the story of sentence reductions for crack offenders, see my last post on this subject here.

For information about Massachusetts criminal law (not federal) see the criminal defense page of my law firm website.

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