Under current law, someone convicted of selling 500 grams of powder cocaine would receive the same sentence as someone selling 5 grams of crack cocaine. Legislation was introduced to reduce that 100:1 ratio to 20:1.
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Should Congress Pass Legislation to Lower Federal Sentences for Crack Cocaine Offenders?