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Accession Number PB2014-102642
Title U.S. Sentencing Commission Preliminary Crack Retroactivity Data Report. Fair Sentencing Act. January 2014 Data.
Publication Date Jan 2014
Media Count 14p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract This report provides data concerning the retroactive application of the guideline amendment implementation of the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA), Pub. L. No. 111220, signed into law on August 3, 2010. The FSA increased the quantities of crack cocaine that trigger the five and ten-year statutory mandatory minimum penalties from five grams to 28 grams for fiveyear mandatory minimums and from 50 to 280 grams for ten-year mandatory minimums and eliminated the five-year mandatory minimum for simple possession of crack cocaine. Significantly, the FSA gave the Commission emergency amendment authority to temporarily change the guidelines to implement the statutory changes and to add certain enhancements and reductions to the guidelines.
Keywords Cocaine
Courts of law
Crack cocaine
Criminal justice
Demographic characteristics
Federal court
Geographic distribution
Retroactive crack cocaine amendment
Sentence reduction
States(United States)

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author United States Sentencing Commission, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1410
Contract Number N/A

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