Lower Federal Drug Sentences:
The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) is proposing to reduce the guidelines for all federal drug offenses by two levels. This will lower drug sentences by an average of 11 months for 70% of defendants regardless of drug type.
According to USSC Chair, Judge Patti B. Saris, reducing the cost of prison overcrowding is a significant driver for the proposal. Judge Saris also notes that the proposed reduction will not endanger public safety.
Check back for updates on this proposal.
Genaro R. Cortez