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Federal Drug Sentence Reduction Possible in Spring

By Justin Brown, published on Jan 25, 2014

The Federal Sentencing Commission has recommended a change to the Sentencing Guidelines that could shorten drug sentences by an average of 11 months. This proposal is yet another indication that lawmakers and policymakers are starting to realize that federal drug penalties are way too long and need to be reigned in.

The Commission's recommendation is not yet in effect. It still has to pass the Commission's approval process and get the thumbs up from Congress -- something that could happen this Spring. Based on the current political climate in Washington, all of this seems possible.... (more)

Tags: drug, federal, sentence

An Increase in Federal Good Time Credit?

By Justin Brown, published on Dec 18, 2013

Criminal Attorney Baltimore

Every couple years, it seems, there is a new effort to implement a law that would allow federal inmates to earn more good-time credit, and thereby shorten their sentences. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, sponsored the latest effort, which was sent to the Judiciary Committee.

Under current law, a federal inmate receives up to 54 days off his sentence for good-time credit. This means BOP inmates serve about 85 percent of their actual sentences – a rate far higher than most state systems.

Chaffetz’ proposal would classify inmates... (more)

Tags: federal

Reporting Crime is not a crime

By Jennifer Stone, published on Jul 10, 2012

... something that is not correct or within the law. You watch, you document and you notify the authorities.

What I have found by having it in the written form and now with the electronic computer age you can email people from the police, to council, to members of parliament, then State and Federal, you can then email many of the organisations that watch out for corruption.

By having it in the written format you have some trace, some acknowledgement that you have notified people and who. As it appears where the high level of corruption is noted that many of the people you talk... (more)

Tags: drugs, crime, state, federal, parliament, take control, the kings cross sting, noticing, panic

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